Pansy

Pansy

Pansy, Viola x wittrockiana

 

Family: Violaceae (vy-oh-LAY-see-ee) (Info)

Genus: Viola (vy-OH-la) (Info)

Species: x wittrockiana (wit-rok-ee-AH-na) (Info)

 

Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

 

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

 

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

 

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

 

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

 

Danger:

N/A

 

Bloom Color:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Orange

Pale Yellow

Light Blue

Purple

White/Near White

 

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

 

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

 

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Suitable for growing in containers

 

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

 

Patent Information:

Non-patented

 

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

By stooling or mound layering

 

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

 

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