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Pansy Viola wittrockiana Colossus 'Lemon Shades'

Pansy

Colossus Lemon Shades produces different shades of yellow. 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

Pansy Pansy (Pansy Viola wittrockiana Matrix 'Ocean')
Viola Viola (Viola cornuta Sorbet 'Lemon Chiffon XP')
Snapdragon Snapdragon (Snapdragon Antirrhinum majus Snapshot 'Orange')

Characteristics & Attributes

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