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PlantFiles: Pansy
Viola 'Sorbet Black Delight'

Family: Violaceae (vy-oh-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viola (vy-OH-la) (Info)
Cultivar: Sorbet Black Delight
Additional cultivar information: (Sorbet™ series)

4 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Dark Purple/Black

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Mid Winter


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive beebonnet On May 15, 2008, beebonnet from Coos Bay, OR (Zone 9a) wrote:

Survived a very cold winter here. So cute underplanted with bulbs.

Positive RonniePitman On Apr 18, 2006, RonniePitman wrote:

This little plant is a trooper. It bloomed throughout the central Texas winter; now with record-breaking 100 degree heat in April, it continues to hold up.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

New Haven, Connecticut
Coos Bay, Oregon
Austin, Texas

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