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(Viola x wittrockiana) Unfortunately, none of the original pansies introduced in the 1800s by the Vilmorin Company of Paris still exist by their true names. Fortunately for gardeners, seedsman Kees Sahin is keeping a collection of 13,000 violas in the Netherlands. Through his incredible knowledge of historic varieties, Kees has selected a mixture closely resembling those grown by gardeners more than 150 years ago. These vigorous self-seeding biennials are our most popular pansies — very easy to grow! Grows 6-8″ tall. Learn How to Grow Pansies here.
Each packet contains approximately 25 seeds.
Planting and Growing Tips:
Plants thrive in cool, well-drained soil. They prefer partial shade, but will tolerate full sun where summers are cool. Surface sow or barely cover with soil 10- to 12-weeks before planting outside. Seedlings are ready to transplant when spring temperatures are still cool and plants are strong. Space 6-inches apart in all directions and water when needed to promote vibrant growth and good flower development.
Remove spent flowers on a regular basis to extend the blooming period. Plants are hardy and well known for being self-seeders.