Pansy viola x wittrockiana 'Delta Premium Beaconsfield'
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 Premium Beaconsfield features a 2.5 - 3 inch purple with light blue to white upper petals on compact 4 to 6 inch plants that keep the blooms from flopping over.
Height: 6 in
Spread: 6-8 in
USDA Zone: Zones 5 - 9
Color: Bi-Color, Light Blue, Purple, White
The name pansy is deerived from the French word pensee' meaning "thought", and so it was named becasue the blotched flower resembles a human face. Because of this the pansy has long been a symbol of freethought. Pansy flowers are edible and wehn temps drop below 25 degrees their foliage will wilt and turn a grey - green as a defense from the cold.
Growing Tips for Homeowners:
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 exhibiting little growth or flowering. Plant 6 to 10 inches apart in full or part sun. Water thoroughly for the frist 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 approximately 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!!
Characteristics & Attributes:
- Window Boxes
- Mass Planting
- Hanging Baskets
- Full Sun / Part Sun
Season of Interest (Flowering):
Season of Interest (Foliage):
- Well Drained