How to grow Pansy

Pansy – grow and care – 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,

Pansy flower

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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How to grow 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

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Old and dead leaves and flower

Size of the plant?
7-20 cm

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun (more flowers)/ Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
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:
Bees, butterfly

Edible leaves

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:
Salad, beverage

Scientific name:

Viola × wittrockiana

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Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible flowers
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Salad
Flower colors
  • Black flower
  • Orange flower
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Subshrub
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 2
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 9