English Name: Pansy
German Name: Garten-Stiefmütterchen
Latin Name: Viola wittrockiana
Number of variant: 4
Pansies are viola cultivars. They are mostly used as biennial plants althoug they are perennial, because they become leggy and many people think this is unattractive. The seed pod of the pansy has three chambers where the small, round seeds mature. Pansies which seeded in Summer, can already bloom in autumn. If they seeded in autumn they bloom in spring. Pansies are cultured from the wild viola Viola tricolor. Its flower has red, blue and yellow colours, the fundamental colours. So there can be breed the many differnet colour types pansies has.
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