|Pansy Viola X Wittrockiana 'Delta Monet Mix'|
Common Name: Pansy 'Delta Monet Mix'
Pansy 'Delta Monet Mix'
Pansy's are the most sold flower in the world. There are two main types of pansy's, clear or pure & faced or blotch. A pansy with a face/blotch, features a dark blotch in the center of the flower. Pansy's are available in a amazing array of colors, can overwinter in many areas if they had time to develop a good footing and are easy to grow, rarely having any disease or insect problems. Delta Monet Mix is a great mixture of Lavender Blue Shades, Pink Shades, Pure Rose, Pure Yellow & True Blue flowers. These blooms measure 2.5 to 3 inches and sit on compact 4 to 6 inch plants that keep the blooms from falling over.
Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips
Best planted when soil temps are between 45-70 degrees and in a raised bed for good drainage. Pansy's planted when soil temps are below 45 will be stunted exhibiiting little growth or flowering. Plant 6 to 10 inches apart in full or part sun. Water thoroughly for the first time 5 days after planting and then it is best that they receive a thorough watering once or twice a week and feed once every two weeks. Regular dead heading of faded blooms can extend & increase blooming. Surrounding, with approx 2 inches of mulch will help conserve water and protect against the cold. The Delta Series exhibits great heat tolerance though all pansy's will begin to decline as the days heat up. Be careful, deer love pansy's!
The name pansy is derived from the French word pensee' meaning "thought", and was so named because the blothced flower resembles a human face; because of this the pansy has long been a symbol of freethought. Pansy flowers are edible and when temps drop below 25 their foliage will wilt & turn grey-green as a defense from the cold.
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