Viola wittrockiana, Pansy vie o la wit rok e an ah

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Viola wittrockiana, Pansy
vie – o – la wit – rok – e – an - ah

Description: Short, cool-season, lightly-fragrant flowers seen so often in flower beds and containers in the fall and early spring. Plants are perennials but are almost always grown as annuals since they are intolerant of the heat of summer.

Origin: Hybrid.

Height x width: 4 to 8 inches tall and 1 foot wide.

Growth habit: Mounding.

Foliage: Rounded basal leaves and elliptical stem leaves with bluntly-toothed margins, 2 to 3 inches long.

Flowers: 5-petaled with 3 spreading lower petals and 2 larger petals above, up to 4 inches across, often with three colors including a yellow eye in the center. Centers also often contain outwardly radiating lines that serve as landing strips for insects.

Culture: Sun to partial shade, with cool, moist and well-drained soil. Deadhead to keep the plants blooming. Frost hardy but not heat hardy.

Uses: Edging, fall bedding plant, borders, cut flowers, containers.

Other facts of interest: There are more than 500 species of violets. True violas are distinguished from pansies by having flowers that are a solid color.

Propagation: Seed.

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