Pansy
Viola 'Blackcurrant Sundae'

Family: Violaceae (vy-oh-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viola (vy-OH-la) (Info)
Cultivar: Blackcurrant Sundae

Category:

Annuals

Herbs

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Dark Purple/Black

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

White/Near White

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Black Earth, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 27, 2012, BlackEarthSquid from Black Earth, WI wrote:

Purchased a 3 pack at the local hardware store and plopped them in my containers on the patio, here in Zone 5a. I didn't know what to expect but they thrive in full sun and I would expect them to thrive in partial sun, as the old-style planter attached to my house gets a lot more shade. They are fluffy and blooming in both. Pretty mix of colors and lots of bang for your buck. They seem heat resistant as they have been suffering the 90+ summer heat wave with no ill effects.