Pansies are one of the first annuals you can plant in the garden. Pansies can handle a freeze and therefore you can put them out in late March or early April in zones 5 and 6.
Pansies come in all sorts of colors and even sizes. They grow well in full to part sun. They also need well-drained soil and should be kept evenly moist.
Pansies should be deadheaded to keep them blooming longer. Deadheading means you take off the blooms that have died. This promotes other flowers to take their place.
In the hottest summer weather pansies will often go dormant. However, in the cooler wetter fall weather they will begin to bloom again.