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Directory of Annuals - Gardening with Annuals - University of Illinois Extension

Directory of Annuals

Pansy, Violet
Viola x writtrockiana

Pansy
Pansy

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
6 - 12 Inches
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Bi-color
Blue
Peach
Red
White
Yellow
 
Bloom Season
March - October
 
Hardiness
Hardy Annual
 
Size
Small
 

Features

Good for very early or late season color in garden beds and containers.

Culture

Sun to partial shade in moist well-drained soil.

Cultivars

Pansy

  • ‘Colossus’ series
  • ‘Delta’ series
  • ‘Dynamic’ series
  • ‘Karma’ series
  • ‘Ultima’ series
  •  ‘Inspire’ series
  • ‘Cats’ series
  • ‘Thriller’ series

Trailing Pansy

  • ‘Cool Wave’ series
  • ‘Wonderfall’ series
  • ‘Freefall’ series
  • ‘Rain’ series

Viola

  • ‘Penny’ searies
  • ‘Skippy’ series
  • ‘Gem’ series
  • ‘Sorbet’ series
  • ‘Velour’ series

Trailing Viola

  • ‘Enduro’ series
  • ‘Rebelina’ series

Notes

Some of the newer cultivars have the ability to overwinter with light protection. Many of the violas (smaller flowers) have a great ability to overwinter successfully in the garden.