Viola Compact V. Hybrida is alternately called Horned Violet or Johnny Jump-Up. The Sorbet Series contain Tricolor patterns with cap, face, whiskers and eye colours and are compact early bloomers. Sorbet Blue Heaven Pansy produces blooms of blue with dark blue whiskers and a yellow eye.
Pansies are biennials typically grown as cool weather annuals. Loving the spring and early summer in the north and the fall and winter in zone 7 and higher. Pansies are useful in borders, edging, containers and other small places that like a pop of color. Pansies appreciate slightly acid, loose, rich soil. They make nice cut flowers for tiny vases. Flowers are edible. Jump-Ups grow 4-8" tall.
September 13th, 2012
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