Viola cornuta As if an artist had taken a fine brush to paint delicate bright stripes on its palette of solid colors. Purple, pink, yellow and light blue striped with white and yellow strokes. Donna Dyrek’s blossomed the first of July from an April 8 start. Pansies are among the first to revive in the spring. Dwarf 6" plants with large fragrant faces. Short-lived perennial. ~1,100 seeds/g. ⑤
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Annual or short-lived perennial. Burpee’s in 1888 called the pansy “the most popular of all flowers grown from seed,” and sold more than 100,000 packets per year. James Vick’s Sons sold 27 different kinds and mixtures in 1895. For thoughts, remembrance, from the French pensée.
Culture: Old-fashioned bedding plant thrives in cool moist conditions. Start 2 months prior to planting in a cool (60–65°) place. Cover seed to germinate. Takes about 12 days. Grow on in very cool temperatures—preferably below 50°. Likes partial sun. ~580 seeds/g except where noted.