Pansy (Viola x wittrockiana) in the Violas Database

Data specific to Violas (Edit)
Flowers: Stem
Growth habit: Compact/mounding
Spreading/creeping/trailing

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Biennial
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6 to 8 inches
Plant Spread: 4-6 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Other: produces some cleistogamous flowers
Flower Color: Blue
Orange
Pink
Purple
Red
White
Yellow
Bi-Color
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Late winter and early spring
Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Winter
Other: not suitable for the summer months in USDA zones 8-11
Uses: Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: Germinates best at 68-72 deg F
Days to germinate: 10-14 days
Depth to plant seed: cover lightly
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: not suitable for the summer months in USDA zones 8-11
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Division
Pollinators: Various insects

The January Not-A-Raffle-Raffle:  The Behemoth Collection of Vegetable and Annual SeedsThe January Not-A-Raffle-Raffle: The Behemoth Collection of Vegetable and Annual Seeds
January 14, 2013

For this month's raffle, in honor of Veggies and Annuals week, Chelle has shocked and thrilled us by putting forward the largest collection of seeds I've ever imagined.

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Nov 27, 2012 6:42 AM

Pansies are derived from the viola species Viola tricolor, hybridized with other viola species. These hybrids are referred to as Viola × wittrockiana, or less commonly Viola tricolor hortensis.

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Plant Events from our members
chelle On February 27, 2015 Potted up
Labeled 'Desiderio Orchid Rose Tricolor'

(5) two-finger paper
chelle On February 26, 2015 Potted up
Labeled 'Bolero Soft Light Azure Limonette'

(5) two-finger paper
chelle On February 26, 2015 Potted up
Labeled 'Bolero Lilac Blue Picotee'

(5) two-finger paper
chelle On February 24, 2015 Potted up
Labeled 'Freefall Mixed'

(6) two-finger paper
chelle From February 18, 2015 to February 24, 2015 Seeds germinated
Labeled 'Bolero Soft Light Azure Limonette'

Light was not excluded. Seeds germinated in the presence of ambient room lighting.

Room temp.
chelle From February 18, 2015 to February 25, 2015 Seeds germinated
Labeled 'Desiderio Orchid Rose Tricolor'

Light was not excluded. Seeds germinated in the presence of ambient room lighting.
chelle On February 17, 2015 Seeds sown
Labeled 'Desiderio Orchid Rose Tricolor'

Room temp.
chelle On February 17, 2015 Seeds sown
Labeled 'Bolero Lilac Blue Picotee'

Room temp.
chelle On February 17, 2015 Seeds sown
Labeled 'Bolero Soft Light Azure Limonette'

Room temp.
chelle On February 17, 2015 Seeds sown
Labeled 'Freefall Mixed'

Room temp.
chelle From February 17, 2015 to February 21, 2015 Seeds germinated
Labeled 'Freefall Mixed'

Light was not excluded. Seeds germinated in the presence of ambient room lighting.
chelle From February 17, 2015 to February 21, 2015 Seeds germinated
Labeled 'Bolero Lilac Blue Picotee'

Light was not excluded. Seeds germinated in the presence of ambient room lighting.
lovesblooms On March 10, 2018 Seeds sown
golden, sky blue, white, and "lovely mix"
lovesblooms On February 28, 2017 Seeds germinated
"lovely mix pansy"
lovesblooms On February 28, 2017 Seeds germinated
"golden"
lovesblooms On February 9, 2017 Seeds sown
w/s labeled "sky blue pansy"
lovesblooms On February 9, 2017 Seeds sown
w/s labeled "lovely mix pansy"
lovesblooms On February 9, 2017 Seeds sown
w/s labeled "golden"
MrsBinWY On March 24, 2018 Transplanted
planted all out in rose hugel
MrsBinWY On January 28, 2018 Seeds germinated
1st 1 of 'Matrix Sunrise;' 8 up on 2-16-18 (one dried out)
MrsBinWY On January 27, 2018 Seeds germinated
observed 1st 1 of 'Inspire Deluxe Deep Blue Blotch;' 14 up on 2-16-18
observed 1st 1 of the yellow one; 9 up on 2-16-18
MrsBinWY On January 21, 2018 Seeds sown
16 seeds of 'Inspire Deluxe DeepBlue Blotch' from ishareflowers; room temp
MrsBinWY On January 20, 2018 Seeds sown
Yellow & Matrix Sunrise; 10 of each from ishareflowers; room temp
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