Stokes Giant Exhibition Mix (Pansy)
Latin Name: Viola x. wittrockiana
Item #: 1145
Suitable for Containers:
Suitable for Small Pots
Large-flowered, heirloom pansy that comes in a mix of blue, orange, purple, red, white and yellow.
Large-flowered, heirloom pansy that comes in a mix of blue, orange, purple, red, white and yellow. Flowers have a contrasting, dark blotch. Pansies are perennials but are generally treated as annuals. They are quite cold resistant, and flowers are edible. Pkt. contains 125 seeds.
Most growers treat pansies as an annual. For May blooms, sow Dec. till Feb.
CULTURE: 1 oz/28 g sows eight (12x20 in/31x51 cm) flats, at 700 seedlings per flat. Pre-cool seed at 35-40°F/2-4°C for 24 hours. Cover seed lightly with sand or Jiffy Mix etc. Cover flat (needs darkness for germ.) with paper and plastic. Soil temp. 70-75° F/21-24° C at seed level (bottom heat). Average germ. in soil 60-70% in 10 days. Use low acid soil (pH) when transplanting. Grow seedlings at 45-50°F/7-10°C for better growth. For larger spring blooms, sow by July 5th into raised and fresh soil beds, keep weeded. Cover with straw mulch during winter.