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Belonging to the Viola (Violet) genus, Pansy has a botanical name of Viola.

It is a flower that typically grows as a perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more.

Pansy is known for its clump-forming habit and growing to a height of approximately 20.0 cm (7.8 inches).

Popular varieties of Pansy with home gardeners are Helen Mount, Sweet Viola, Sorbet, Bambini mix and Penny Blue.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Pansy have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Pansy

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Pansy is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for Pansy to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Pansy from seed

Soil temperature should be kept higher than 15°C / 59°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Pansy about 90 days before your last frost date .

Transplanting Pansy

As Pansy is hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

How long does Pansy take to grow?

These estimates for how long Pansy takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.

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Days to Germination How long does it take Pansy to germinate?
7 days

Average 7 days | Min 3 days | Max 21 days (5)

Days to Transplant How long until I can plant out Pansy?
+ days

Average days | Min days | Max days (0)

Days to Maturity How long until Pansy is ready for harvest / bloom?
+ 58 days

Average 58 days | Min 36 days | Max 152 days (4)

Total Growing Days How long does it take to grow Pansy?
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When should I plant Pansy?

Our when to plant Pansy estimates are relative to your last frost date.

Enter your frost dates and we'll calculate your sowing and planting dates for you!

When to sow The number of days to sow Pansy before or after your last frost date.
90 days before Last Frost Date

Other names for Pansy


Viola hybrida, Viola x, Viola x hybrida

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