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PansiesPansies is also known as Heartsease. They grow well from seed sown in July or August on a raised bed of light earth. They may also be increased from cuttings taken in August, September, April, or May, selecting young side-shoots and planting them in light earth mixed with silver sand.

The cuttings should be kept in a cool frame, moderately moist, and shaded from the hot sun. They can likewise be increased by layers, merely pegging them down and not slitting them on account of their tendency to damp off.

Pansies may also be increased by dividing the roots in April or May. They should be planted where they will get all the morning sun, yet be sheltered from midday rays; in an open and airy situation, yet protected from cutting winds. While the plants are blooming they should be supplied with liquid manure.