Pansy Flowers

What is not to like about these plants? Pansy is one of the first heralds of spring in gardens, but its ability to thrive in cold climates makes it a staple for fall planting and garden beds.

Pansy Flower

Garden pansy (Viola × wittrockiana) is a large-flowered hybrid plant grown as a garden flower. It’s the result of crossing several species of the melanium (“pansies“) section of the genus Viola, specifically Viola tricolor, a wildflower native to Europe and Western Asia.

Pansy Flower Garden

Viola is a genus of plants belonging to the Violaceae (violet) family. The genus includes about 600 species[1] of flowering plants.

Pansy Viola × Wittrockiana

Pansies are mostly F1 hybrids that grow 8″ tall with flat-topped, facial-shaped flowers 2-4” in diameter. The flowers come in various colors, including shades of yellow, pink, blue, red, purple, maroon, apricot, white, brown-red, and two-tone, sometimes with contrasting spots or central markings/whiskers.

Purple Pansy Flower

The dark green, oval to elliptical leaves are 1.5″ long.

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Key References
  • [1]“Viola × wittrockiana – Plant Finder”. Accessed April 24, 2022. Link.


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