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Viola x wittrockiana/Pansy

Viola x wittrockiana / Viola x wittrockiana
Surely the best cool season flowering annual on the market today
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Surely the best cool season flowering annual on the market today

Spring planting on sorority row on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge

Close-up image of pansy flowers

A ground cover planting in spring bloom

Close-up image of the velvety textured surface of a pansy flower

Lighter colored pansies like the whites and yellows are always good choices for the cloudy days of winter

Several varieties growing together

Planting in a patchwork pattern repeating colors by varieties

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Scientific Name: Viola x wittrockiana
Common Name: Pansy
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Red, Blue, Purple, Multicolored
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Annuals for the Cool or Cold Season
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: Pansies are by far the most popular cool season annual used for mass color. Provide a raised bed that contains a fertile, well drained soil and full sunlight for best results. Pansies can take considerable cold temperatures but flowers become smaller and plants begin to fade once hot weather arrives. Fertilize pansies monthly during the flowering season.