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Pansy

Viola spp.

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Also known as

Violet, Garden Pansy

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H7-H3

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

30cm

5cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Pansy Overview

Viola is a large genus of annuals, perennials, semi-evergreen and deciduous subshrubs, with characteristic heart-shaped leaves and bilaterally-symmetrical 5-petalled flowers. Violet flowers are typically unscented and solitary, with a spurred lower petal, two lateral petals, and two upward-facing upper petals. There are many cultivars in the genus, bred for their multicoloured flowers. They are often known as Garden Pansies, Violas, Violets or Violettas. There is a Viola species suitable for just about every garden situation - from rock gardens to summer bedding to spring-flowering bulbs - and they are popular for year-round container gardening.

Common problems with Pansy

How to propagate Pansy

Division

Seed

Cuttings

Special features of Pansy

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Other uses of Pansy

Grown for their distinctive flowers. Attracts butterflies

Flowers - Sow Under Cover in June

Thinking ahead to next year - sow these seeds for early spring and summer colour.

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Ornamentals to Plant Outside in April

Provided the ground isn't frozen or water-logged, plant these varieties.

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