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Viola x wittrockiana

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Viola x wittrockiana

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Viola x wittrockiana Plant Information

Scientific Name: Viola x wittrockiana
Common Name: pansy
Family: Violaceae
Suggested Uses: useful as a cool season annual

beds & borders, container plantings, hanging baskets
Plant Form: rounded
Height: 4 - 8 inches
Spread: 8 - 12 inches
Foliage: simple, ovate leaves with serrate margins
Flower: large, purple, yellow, white, orange, blue, pink, and lavender flowers with overlapping petals held in a single plane

flowers can be a solid color or a combination of up to three colors in a variety of patterns; blotches on the petals frequently make a "face" pattern

flowers are edible
Bloom Period: Fall, Winter, Spring
Sun: light shade
Water: medium water requirement
Soil: prefers a well-drained, moist soil that is richly organic
Heat Tolerance: low heat tolerance

tolerates frost
Maintenance: do not replant repeatedly in same location 

deadhead faded flowers for continued flowering

rapid growth rate

propagation by seed
Pests & Pathology: susceptible to root rot, leaf spot, and slugs

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