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botanical name:
Viola x wittrockiana 'Lavender Shades'
Viola x wittrockiana 'Lavender Shades' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Garden Pansy
family:  Violaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 0.23m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: lilac
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
F1 hybrid pansy with large flowers in delicate of pale lavender, mauve and lilac-purple with darker purple veining. May flower at virtually any time of the year.

cultivation:
Short-lived perennial usually cultivated as a biennial or annual. Any reasonable, well drained moist soil in full sun or partial shade. Plant out in spring for summer flowering or in autumn for winter flowers.

propagation:
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.

usage:
Bedding schemes, front of borders, containers and baskets.

other notes:
Seed available from Thompson & Morgan.

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