Pansy
Viola x wittrockiana 'Historic Pansies Mixture'

Family: Violaceae (vy-oh-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viola (vy-OH-la) (Info)
Species: x wittrockiana (wit-rok-ee-AH-na) (Info)
Cultivar: Historic Pansies Mixture

Category:

Annuals

Biennials

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Orange

Blue-Violet

Violet/Lavender

Purple

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Herbaceous

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

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

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Mobile, Alabama

Valdosta, Georgia

Cranberry Twp, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Charlestown, Rhode Island

Alvin, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 5, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Unfortunately, none of the original pansies introduced in the 1800's by the Vilmorin Company of Paris still exist by their true names. Fortunately for gardeners, seedsman Kees Sahin is keeping a collection of 13,000 violas in the Netherlands. Through his incredible knowledge of historic varieties, Kees has selected a mixture closely resembling those grown by gardeners more than 150 years ago. This vigorous self-seeding biennial has settled in nicely at Heritage Farm and we look forward to it coming back to life each spring. The flowers are reminiscent of little smiling faces. The most popular pansy we offer, sure to be a new favorite. Grows 6-8" tall.