Pansy / Viola
(Viola x wittrockiana) Pansies as we know them today are descended from the wild viola, native to Europe, and the wild pansy, which is believed to have grown wild in France. In the 1800s gardener William Thompson crossed the two to make viola x wittrockiana, or Pansy. The small, delicate blooms of this cold-hardy annual are surprisingly rugged. But pansies do suffer in the heat of summer. They prefer full sun to shade, but the hotter the location, the more shade they need. Pansy requires rich, well-drained, moist soil. Press seeds into soil and cover lightly, as they germinate in darkness. Ideal germination temperature is 60-70F. Seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Space plants 6-9 inches apart.
A stunning re-selection of the striped pansies and violas of yesteryear, these vibrant beauties have disappeared, so we are excited to bring back this color scheme to the garden again. So appropriately named, the petals have the look of a painting, each bloom with its own unique markings. This pansy loves cool weather, and the flowers are edible and delicious, perfect for salads, desserts, garnishes and more! The blooms are striking and will make a statement in pots, borders and beds. Please note this variety is highly variable with solid colors among the splashed brushtroke flowers.
A darling little cottage flower that is so hard to find! Bunny Ears viola reach just 8 inches high and wide and might just be the most adorable flower we have ever seen! The blooms are sweetheart pink with two prominent petals, giving the flowers a bunny ears appearance, and the blooms are sweetly scented. Your fairy gardens, containers, beds and borders will sing with cheer wherever Bunny Ears viola grows! A cool weather-loving, shade-tolerant bloom, ideal for landscaping.
A sky blue pansy representing one of the rarest and most sought-after colors in the plant kingdom! These cool blue blooms are just the trick for pots, borders and beds. They’re glorious planted in blocks of color or as an accent with other hues! Add this tranquil blue edible flower to your dishes for a gorgeous culinary presentation. Delicious in salads and spring rolls.
A true golden girl, this gilded beauty was an All America Selection winner way back in 1938, and she is still shining bright in gardens today! Medium to large pure gold blooms are solid gold in color. They look stunning planted en masse, especially in borders and beds, but they also make a splendid potted flower. Plants are cold loving and will tolerate shade. The edible flowers add a touch of regal elegance to baked goods and other culinary creations in need of jazzing up!