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Wild Pansy in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Viola tricolor 'Heartsease Yellow'

 

Wild Pansy

V. tricolor is a small creeping plant with dainty flowers in colour combinations of purple, white, blue and yellow. Grows commonly in the wild on neutral and acid soils, and usually in part shaded positions. It is a self-fertile plant, pollinated by bees.

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plant Features
  • Wild Pansy likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Wild Pansy likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Wild Pansy is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Wild Pansy likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Wild Pansy

Latin name

Viola tricolor 'Heartsease Yellow'

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Violaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Wild Pansy likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Wild Pansy is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Wild Pansy likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

  • Water

    Wild Pansy likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Wild Pansy is 0.20meters x 0.15meters 0.20 M 0.15 M

Viola tricolor 'Heartsease Yellow'

V. tricolor is a small creeping plant with dainty flowers in colour combinations of purple, white, blue and yellow. Grows commonly in the wild on neutral and acid soils, and usually in part shaded positions. It is a self-fertile plant, pollinated by bees.


Propagation by seed

From Mid Summer TO Late Summer

Sow seeds for V.tricolor and V. wittrockiana in mid to late Summer, either outdoors in a damp shaded site, or boxes placed in a cold frame. Transplant the seedlings into nursery beds, 4 inches apart until they are moved to a flowering site in Autumn. Seedlings sown in the cold frame should be potted up to 3 inch pots of John Innes No 1 and overwintered in the cold frame and moved to the flowering site in Spring

 

Summer or winter flowering

From Late Spring TO Early Spring

The summer flowering hybrids are in bloom from late Spring to early Autumn. Winter flowering varieties usually bloom from mid Winter to mid Spring, occasionally in the Autumn.

 

Planting Outdoors

From Early Autumn TO Late Spring

Plant violas in Autumn or Spring. Plant in any fertile, moist but well drained soil in sun or partial shade.

 

Summer or winter flowering

From Late Spring TO Early Spring

The summer flowering hybrids are in bloom from late Spring to early Autumn. Winter flowering varieties usually bloom from mid Winter to mid Spring, occasionally in the Autumn.

 

Planting Outdoors

From Early Autumn TO Late Spring

Plant violas in Autumn or Spring. Plant in any fertile, moist but well drained soil in sun or partial shade.

 

Propagation by seed

From Mid Summer TO Late Summer

Sow seeds for V.tricolor and V. wittrockiana in mid to late Summer, either outdoors in a damp shaded site, or boxes placed in a cold frame. Transplant the seedlings into nursery beds, 4 inches apart until they are moved to a flowering site in Autumn. Seedlings sown in the cold frame should be potted up to 3 inch pots of John Innes No 1 and overwintered in the cold frame and moved to the flowering site in Spring

 
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