Black Zorro Pansy - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Michelle Finnestad
Lino Lakes, MN
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Question by mmmbfinn
April 12, 2001
I started a large quantity of black zorro pansies, and they are doing very well, some have even starting to flower. My question is, why aren't they black? I looked in Burpee's website and saw a picture of them and they were black, mine are a dark lavendar/purple. I bought them because I needed a truly black flower and these are most definitely not black.

Answer from NGA
April 12, 2001
Unfortunately, there really aren't any truly black flowers. For instance, if you look closely at the so called black hollyhock, you will see that it is a very deep maroon. The black pansies and violas are called "black" but it is used as a relative term. Sometimes you can affect the impression of the color by using a different kind of lighting or by changing the colors of the plants next to the "black" flowers. I am sorry you are disappointed.

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