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common name: Garden Pansy
synonyms: Viola x wittrockiana 'Butterfly'
perennial, evergreen, scented/aromatic
growth rate: medium
leaf colour: green
flower colour: maroon
main season: All Year
full sun, part shade
moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Beautiful pansy with large flowers in shades of brownish-maroon and purple flared with yellow from the centre and with dark veining. May flower in autumn or spring.
Short-lived perennial usually cultivated as a biennial or annual. Any reasonable, well drained moist soil in full sun or partial shade.
From seed sown in early spring or late summer, usually in trays, preferably at between 15 and 20°C. Cover seed lightly and do not exclude light as this helps germination, which usually takes 14 to 21 days. May be transplanted into small pots for over-wintering. Late sowings will flower the following spring.
Bedding schemes, front of borders, containers and baskets.