Pansy
Viola 'Sorbet Blue Heaven Improved'

Family: Violaceae (vy-oh-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viola (vy-OH-la) (Info)
Cultivar: Sorbet Blue Heaven Improved
Additional cultivar information:(Sorbet series)

Category:

Annuals

Biennials

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

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

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

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

Richmond, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 3, 2004, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

San Antonio, Texas
This is a two-toned violet blue viola that has deep blue whiskers. The cap petals are a deeper color than the lower petals and the deep yellow to gold eye really stands out. Grown in the ground, in containers alone or with taller plants in the center and/or in hanging baskets, it blooms prolifically. It roots quickly from stem cuttings. A great cool weather plant in hotter zones.