Tiger Eye Red Pansy
Viola x wittrockiana. An excellent variety that will definitely catch your eye! Petite rusty-red blooms with striking black veins and a yellow central blotch. A unique, extra early flowering Viola that is a non-stop bloomer all summer long. Perfect for all occasions, a great fall performer in containers or in garden beds. Height 4-6”. Approx. 20 seeds/pkg.
Usually sold and grown as annuals, but often overwinter dependably. Johnny Jump Up’s and Violas (V. tricolor) are usually hardier than the larger flowered Pansies. Start inside 8 weeks before planting out. Lightly cover seed, provide total darkness and normal room temperatures. Should germinate in 10-20 days. May also be direct seeded into the garden in early spring or early autumn. Transplant outside in early spring into a part shade location.
Only plant in full sun in areas with cool summers. Very frost tolerant and prefers cool, moist conditions. Provide rich, moist well-drained soil. A mulch is often helpful. Deadhead regularly to ensure that plants bloom all season. Self-seeds.