Pansy viola x wittrockiana 'Matrix Deep Orange'

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 an 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 diseases or insect problems.  Matrix Deep Orange  is a clear deep orange. The Matrix Series features superior branching to go along with uniform flowering & habit among all Matrix varieties.  The large 3 inch Matrix flowers are held on short, strong peduncles that help keep them from flopping over.

Height: 8 in

Spread: 8-10 in

Color: Orange

Interesting Notes:

The name pansy is derived from the French word pensee' meaning, "thought", and was so named because the blotched 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 degrees their foliage will wilt & 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 recieve 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 begin to decline as the days heat up.  Be careful, deer love pansy's!!

Characteristics & Attributes:


Attracts Wildlife:

  • Butterflies

Attributes:

  • Fragrant
  • Overwintering

Design Use:

  • Container
  • Window Boxes
  • Mass Planting
  • Hanging Baskets
  • Edging

Exposure:

  • Full Sun / Part Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Habit:

  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Winter

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Winter
  • Fall
  • Spring

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist
  • Well Drained