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Viola x wittrockiana 'Historic Pansies Mixture'

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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

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Category:
Annuals
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)
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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Coral/Apricot
Orange
Blue-Violet
Violet/Lavender
Purple
Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral berrygirl 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.

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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