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Pansy Viola wittrockiana Colossus 'Fire'

Pansy

Colossus Fire is a dramatic looking pansy sure to catch your eye. It is a yellow blotch pansy with red tips. This popular series features extra large upward facing blooms, a tight plant habit and prevents stretching during warm conditions.


Quite possibly the most popular and recognizable fall annual, pansies come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. The flower size of pansies ranges from 2½” to 4” depending on the type. They are compact low-growers, making them ideal for edging and rock walls and paths. Pansies planted in the fall generally have more uniform and bloom, and grow slightly larger flowers than their spring companion pansies.  

Height

4-5 Inches

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Spread

4-6 Inches

Homeowner Growing
& Maintenance Tips

Plant them in well-prepared sunny to partly shady beds, making sure they get at least 3 hours of sun a day. Make sure you leave the crown of leaves above the soil because planting them too deeply can lead to root rot. They grow best in a loose, rich soil with regular water. Don’t over-water or they will begin to look disheveled. These colorful plants are nowhere near high-maintenance, but as with most bedding plants, they require a little TLC to add a gorgeous touch to your garden.

 

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Interesting Notes

  • Very pleasant scent
  • Closely related to the viola
  • Pansy foliage and blooms are edible
  • Rich in Vitamins A & C
  • Have been used in the making of syrup
  • Great garnish for cold fruit or cream soups

 

USDA Hardiness Zone 7-10

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Great Companions

Snapdragon Snapdragon (Snapdragon Antirrhinum majus Snapshot 'Yellow')
Viola Viola (Viola cornuta Penny 'Clear Yellow')
Pansy Pansy (Pansy Viola wittrockiana Delta 'Wine & Cheese Mix')

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Focal Point
Border or Bed
Fragrant
Container
Ground Cover
Cut Flower
Mass Planting
Dried Flower
Purchase Size(s):
Rescape
606
1801 (4")
Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Shade
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Winter
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
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