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 or 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

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Common names
  • Pansy

Photo Gallery
Location: Tochigi, Japan
Date: 2017-01-01
Location: Tampa, Florida
Date: 2022-02-199
Location: Blenheim New Zealand
Date: 2021-07-30

Date: 2022-03-19
Location: America 
Date: 2019-04-11

Date: 2022-03-11
Location: Southern Maine
Date: 2020-06-06
I’m on year 3 with this pansy seedling.  Most of my pansies do

Date: 2022-03-08
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-03-03
Red And Yellow Pansy 002
Location: Granite Falls, WA
Location: Tampa, Florida
Date: 2022-02-18
My first pansies!

Date: 2022-03-19

Date: 2022-03-11

Date: 2022-03-08

Date: 2022-03-08
Location: Lowe's Scottsdale AZ
Date: 2016-02-21

Date: 2022-03-08
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-03-31
Location: my garden, zone 7a
Date: 2012-03-19
Location: Killeen,Tx
Date: 2022-04-26

Date: 2022-03-11

Date: 2022-03-16
Location: Southern Maine
Date: 2018-09-01
Open-Pollinated Seedling

Date: 2022-03-24

Date: 2022-03-11
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-03-03
Blue Pansies 001

Date: 2004-06-28
My Yard
Location: Local business
Date: November 8 2020
Bedding pansy
Location: Local business
Date: November 8 2020
Cheerful color
Location: Local business
Date: November 8 2020
Bright color on a cloudy day
Location: Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2009-05-17
Pansy (Viola x wittrockiana)
Location: Tampa, Florida
Date: 2022-02-18
Location: Cascade of Time Garden, Banff, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-01

Date: 2022-03-31
Location: Aberdeen, NC (my garden 2022)
Date: 2022-11-09
Pansy #135 nn; LHB p. 682, 133-1-?, "Classical name."

Date: 2022-03-24
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-03-07

Date: 2022-03-08

Date: 2022-03-17

Date: 2022-04-24
Looks different from my other photo, but it was labeled as such.
Location: Wood County, TX
Date: 2020-04-02

My Yard

Date: 2022-03-31

Date: 2022-03-31

Date: 2022-03-31

Date: 2022-03-31

Date: 2022-03-31

Date: 2022-04-01
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2003
Pansy (Viola x wittrockiana)
Location: At a Utah Nursery
Date: 2011-10-19
Location: Millcreek, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-03-11
Location: Cascade of Time Garden, Banff, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-01
Location: Fairfax, VA | November 2022
Date: 2022-11-02
Location: Fairfax, VA | November 2022
Date: 2022-11-02

Date: 2022-03-31

Date: 2022-03-31

By Neelix at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

Date: 2022-03-24

Date: 2022-03-24
Location: Cascade of Time Garden, Banff, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-01

Date: 2022-03-16
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2016-03-05

Date: 2005-05-09
My Yard

Date: 2022-03-31

Date: 2022-03-31

Date: 2022-03-31

Date: 2022-03-31
Location: my garden zone 7A Cape Cod, MA
Date: 2017-06-26

Date: 2022-03-31

Date: 2022-04-01
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2004
Pansy (Viola x wittrockiana)
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2017-06-25
Pansies that seeded themselves!
Location: Cascade of Time Garden, Banff, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-01

credit: Prenn
Location: Fairfax, VA | November 2022
Date: 2022-11-02
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2006-06-04
Pansy (Viola x wittrockiana)

By Neelix at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons
Location: Southern Maine
Date: 2019-07-19
2018 a single seedling re-emerged (zone 6a) and by July became a
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-03-07
Location: Cascade of Time Garden, Banff, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-01
Location: Cascade of Time Garden, Banff, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-01
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2009-07-26
Pansy (Viola x wittrockiana)

Date: 2005-10-04
Photo by Shane Choinard. Photo taken in Toronto, On. Canada.
Photo by MissAdventure
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: March, 2016
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2016-03-05
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2016-03-05
Photo by jkaufman84
Photo by Newyorkrita

Credit NPS
Location: Cascade of Time Garden, Banff, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-01
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-03-07
Location: my garden 
Date: 2016-02-17
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-03-28
Seedling of 'Tango Mix'
Location: Cascade of Time Garden, Banff, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-01
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Comments:
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Nov 27, 2012 6:42 AM concerning plant:
    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.
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 1, 2020 Obtained plant
labelled "lovely mix"; winter sow
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
UncleWill On November 26, 2018 Potted up
MissAdventure On June 12, 2021 Deadheaded
When the flower bloom begins to fade trace the flower back to the main stem and snip off. This prevents the pansy from completing its life cycle and allows for lasting blooms until temperatures drop.
WebTucker On November 18, 2022 Bloomed
WebTucker On November 17, 2022 Obtained plant
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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viola by bamira Sep 27, 2014 2:33 PM 6
Color variation in a single plant by Paintedtrillium Sep 10, 2019 3:31 PM 4

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