Hi everyone, Im a new subscriber to Daves Garden.
I have been growing pansys and violas since I started my current garden 3 years ago. All of the plants I have growing today, popped up on their own, or grew from seed I collected. They are showing a lovely new blend of colours and combinations. Sometimes I transplant them to more sutable locations for their own safety. They are just so lovey growing around my vege gaden, and I love seeing what the flowers of the new little plants will look like.
The original "parent" plants were mainly Thai Silk and Blue Beacon, plus some others that werent named. So what strain/ cultivar would that make these pansys? Do all pansys cross breed that easily? My favourite plants to grow are heirloom tomatoes, which grow true to seed. Watching these new phenotypes be created is proving rather fun. And they are so very cute.
Any advice on pansy growing/ propagating wound be much appreciated :)
Pansies are most promiscuous, and will cross with any other pansy or johnnie-jump-up (hearts-ease). They do occasionally come true to seed, being able to pollenate themselves, but most often you will be blessed with a wide variety of new colors and color combinations. I wouldn't even hazard a guess at strain or cultivar - just take them as your own breeding experiments.
well I hope they bloom nice since I started them in january and they are now about 4 inches tall should start to bud soon I really want to see all those little faces just like on the package hahahhahaha so cute