Pansy Nature Mulberry Shades F1

A delicious blend of terracotta, plum, caramel, mauve and gold. Lightly fragrant 1-1 ½” blooms on 12-16” stems are just as rewarding as their gorgeous cousin ‘Nature Antique Shades’. 10”. HA.

NOTE

Overwinter, or sow very early, to ensure that the plants are well established by Spring as the longer days and warmer temperatures will encourage stem elongation and the profuse flowering required for cutting.

How to Grow Pansies from Seed

Pansies, often confused with violas and violets, are derived from our native wild heartsease and the mountain pansy, which occurs in many forms all over Europe. Pansies are ideal for short-term displays in beds, baskets or containers.

Pansies are fairly straight-forward to raise from seed. For autumn planting out, which will flower the following spring, seed can be sown at any time from May to early July. Sow thinly in trays with a light cover of vermiculite and place in a temperature of 59-65F (15-18C) to germinate. High temperatures and fluctuating moisture levels are the most likely causes of failure. Germination normally takes place between 10 and 14 days.

Prick out the seedlings into individual pots once they are large enough to handle. The plants can grow on until the September when they will be ready for planting out. For containers and for hanging baskets in particular, planting in early spring is often more successful. In this case a later sowing is suitable, August or September, after germination the seedlings should be pricked out into 9cm pots and grown on through the winter in a cold frame before planting out in early March. They should only be covered in severe weather.

If you should wish to grow Pansies for summer flowering, sow the seed in March and raise them like summer bedding plants. September sown seeds will quite easily flower just before the winter or if sown in late July will positively be in flower for winter baskets.

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£3.25

Item Code: 2002D

Variety: NATURE MULBERRY SHADES F1

Type: Hardy Annual

Packet Contains: 25 Seeds

Sow: January - April, July - September

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