Pansy flowers (Viola tricolor var. hortensis) are renowned for their charming and distinctive appearance, captivating garden enthusiasts around the world. Characterized by their unique “faces,” these dainty blooms feature a central dark blotch resembling a whimsical little mask, adding an element of playfulness to any garden.
They do best in a fertile soil in sun or part shade: in pots, use a peat-free multi-purpose potting compost, and in the ground improve soil with well-rotted organic matter before planting. Regular watering, feeding, and deadheading will keep pansies looking good and encourage more flowers.
Pansies prefer sites that provide full, direct morning sun, yet shield them from intense afternoon rays. Well-drained, fertile soil that’s high in organic matter helps fuel abundant pansy blooms.