Pansy – growing subshrub of the genus Viola and also known as Garden pansy or Viola tricolor hybrid. Pansy is annual in warm climate and short life perennial in cold climate mostly used as ornamental plant although it’s an edible plant. Pansy can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-11.
Leaves edible in green color with orbicular shape,
Flowers are edible flower color can be: red, blue, yellow, black, purple, white, orange or burgundy, mostly it’s mix of more than one flower, the size can be 3-8 cm
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Requirements for Pansy growing and care:
Cool weather, well-drained soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to heat
Recommended planting season?
Spring in cold climate, autumn-winter in warm climate
Pests and diseases:
Slug, Mildew, Aphids
How to prune:
Old and dead leaves and flower
Size of the plant?
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun (more flowers)/ Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring, summer and autumn in cold climate, Winter spring and early summer in warm climate
General information about the flower
Edible flower color can be: red, blue, yellow, black, purple, white, orange or burgundy, mostly it’s mix of more than one flower, the size can be 3-8 cm
Thinning the bloom:
When the flower start to die take the stem of the flower
Pollination is done by:
Leaves harvesting season
Spring summer and autumn in cold climate, Autumn winter and spring in warm climate
How to harvest the leaves?
Cut the leaves next to the stems
Information about leaves:
Green leaves with orbicular shape
Uses of Pansy leaves:
Viola × wittrockiana