Matrix Coastal Sunrise Mix Pansy
Viola x wittrockiana. Large-flowered Pansies at their best that will put on an unmatched color show for all to see. The Matrix series is impressive with a vast color selection and a no-stretch habit that keeps them looking fabulous all summer, especially during the cool season. Great for pots or as a punch of color in your landscape. Grows 8” tall x 8-10” wide. Usually grown as annuals but will often overwinter depending on conditions. Sow seed 8 weeks before last frost date. Prefers sun to part shade. Approximately 20 seeds/pkg.
Pansies and Violas
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.