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Pansy Viola wittrockiana Colossus 'Yellow with Blotch'

Pansy

Colossus yellow with blotch is a simple and beautiful pansy choice. This fall garden favorite features vibrant yellow blooms with a dark centered blotch. This popular series features extra large upward facing blooms (about 4" in diameter), 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 popular Colossus series has been shown to be a great improvement to the well known Majestic Giant Series. 

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 each 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

Viola Viola (Viola cornuta Endurio 'Tri-Color Mix')
Pansy Pansy (Pansy Viola wittrockiana Matrix 'Ocean')
Snapdragon Snapdragon (Snapdragon Antirrhinum majus Snapshot 'Mix')

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Focal Point
Container
Fragrant
Cut Flower
Ground Cover
Dried Flower
Mass Planting
Edging
Border or Bed
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
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