Pansy
Viola x wittrockiana 'Ultima Morpho'

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

Category:

Annuals

Biennials

Perennials

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:

Bright Yellow

Light Blue

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Herbaceous

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)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

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:

Sunnyvale, California

Salt Lake City, Utah

Sumner, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On May 25, 2013, dicentra63 from West Valley City, UT (Zone 6b) wrote:

The electric blue plus electric yellow is striking indeed. However, some of mine lost the yellow on the lower petals; it receded toward the center, to replaced by a light blue.

Not sure of the cause.

Positive

On Aug 24, 2002, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

'Ultima Morpha' pansy was a new cultivar introduced in 2002, named for a butterfly of the similar color. It flowers profusely over the summer, its 2 1/2' blooms varying in color and pattern on the same plant.

I propagated them from seed in the very early spring, set them out in June, and had blooms all summer long in our Zone 3 climate.