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Pansy in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Viola tricolor var. hortensis

 

Pansy

Viola is a genus of over 500 species of compact, hardy annual and herbaceous perennial plants. The cultivated species are all perennial. V. wittrockiana, the garden pansy is one of the most popular of all garden plants and is often used for bedding. The hybrids produce a wide range of colourful flowers over a long period. The open flowers consist of 5 petals which in the pansy types are rounded, and 4 of the petals face up, and one points downwards. (Violets have 3 pointing up, and two pointing downwards)

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plant Features
  • Pansy likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Pansy likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Pansy likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Pansy

Latin name

Viola tricolor var. hortensis

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Violaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Pansy likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

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

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Pansy likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

  • Water

    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 Pansy is 0.30meters x 0.20meters 0.30 M 0.20 M

Viola tricolor var. hortensis

Viola is a genus of over 500 species of compact, hardy annual and herbaceous perennial plants. The cultivated species are all perennial. V. wittrockiana, the garden pansy is one of the most popular of all garden plants and is often used for bedding. The hybrids produce a wide range of colourful flowers over a long period. The open flowers consist of 5 petals which in the pansy types are rounded, and 4 of the petals face up, and one points downwards. (Violets have 3 pointing up, and two pointing downwards)


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.

 
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