Pansy, Violet (Viola x writtrockiana)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Pansy, Violet
Viola x writtrockiana

Pansy
Pansy
 
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

Many cultivars available. Some include:

  • 'Bingo Series' 6-12 inches tall, mixed colors
  • 'Crystal Bowl Series' 6-12 inches tall, mixed colors
  • 'Lavender Cool Shades' 6-12 inches tall, lavender flowers
  • 'Maxim Blue and Yellow' 6-12 inches tall, bi-color flowers
  • 'Supreme Marine Blotch' 6-12 inches tall, purple flowers
  • 'Ultima' 6-12 inches tall, bi-color
 
 
Mature Height
6-12 Inches
 
Size
Small
 
 
Annual Hardiness Type
Hardy Annual
 
 
Bloom Color
Bi-color
Blue
Peach
Red
White
Yellow
 
 
Bloom Season
March - October
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
 
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
 
 
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease

Insect Damage


Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

Slugs, anthracnose, crown rot, leaf spots
 
Additional 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.

 

 
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