Stokes Giant Exhibition Mix (Pansy)
Latin Name: Viola x. wittrockiana
Item #: 1145
Suitable for Containers:
Suitable for Small Pots
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.