Swiss Giants Blend Pansy Seeds


3.7777777777778 out of 5 stars
(9 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
This Swiss heirloom is the parent to most of the pansies we see today. Early spring blossoms make a wonderful accent to your spring bulbs. Low, bushy plants are quick to grow and bloom, producing showy, large, velvety flowers. Use the edible petals to garnish soft cheese or baked goods. Reliable perennial in USDA zones 6-10, often grown as an annual. A 1933 All-America Selections winner.
$2.49 200 mg (~130 seeds)

Botanical Name: Viola wittrockiana

Family: Violaceae

Native: Only in cultivation

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant perennial in USDA zones 6–10; often grown as an annual. Reseeds readily.

Plant Dimensions: 6"–9" tall

Variety Information: 2"-2½" flowers in a wide range of colors including blue, purple, yellow, apricot, orange, mahogany, red, white, and bi-colors. Most have "faces" or are blotched.

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Blooms heaviest in cool weather.

Attributes: Deer Resistant, Edible Flower

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. Cold Climates: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, or midsummer for fall and the following spring bloom. Mild Climates: Late summer for cool–season blooms.

When to Start Inside: 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date for early spring planting, and midsummer for fall planting in both mild and cold climates.

Days to Emerge: 7–20 days

Seed Depth: ⅛"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 4"–6"

Thinning: When ½–1" tall, thin to 1 every 4"–6"

Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest flowers in the morning, just as flower buds begin to open.

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Swiss Giants Blend Pansy Seeds Reviews

9 reviews

Couldn't get them to germinate

3 out of 5 stars Aug 23, 2019
I tried started them inside and outside and never got them to germinate. This was my first year trying to start flowers from seed so I am a novice. I have been told pansies can be difficult to germinate.
Anna from WV
Owner Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. In the case of pansies, darkness does aid germination and the best temperature range for germination is 65-75 degrees F. Pre-chilling seeds in the fridge can be helpful in some cases also. A customer service agent will be with you shortly to follow up.

Follow up to previous comment

5 out of 5 stars Jan 20, 2020
I used the same seed pack (now two years old) to try sprouting indoors instead of outdoors (as recommended on the package) and I got a 100% germination rate.
Anna from WV
Owner Response: Thanks so much for following up and giving some tips that worked for you. We are so glad you will be enjoying these sweet flowers!

No germination

1 out of 5 stars Apr 11, 2020
One out of 20 seeds germinates . Wasting money time and soil ......
Sonya from OH
Owner Response: Hi Sonya, Thank you for sharing your experience. We are sorry you did not have good germination with this seed. We tried to contact you at the email provided but it bounced. Our seeds are tested frequently by a third-party laboratory to ensure germination meets both federal standards and our own, which is why we confidently guarantee them. If you have not already, please contact our customer service department at customer.service@botanicalinterests.com. We look forward to helping you.

Why no germination

1 out of 5 stars Apr 11, 2020
I planted them more than a month ago and provided them sun and T. But only few of them germinated and are very weak . Although I gave them fertilizer. Very disappointing.
Farnaz from OH
Owner Response: Hi Farnaz, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. We've reached out to you via email to try and help troubleshoot what may have gone wrong. We are eager to help and you can also contact us at customer.service@botanicalinterests.com. Thanks!

Perfect Pansies

5 out of 5 stars Oct 26, 2020
I was very happy with these pansies. I love the rich colors. They did very well through a couple of heat waves, lasted much longer than pansies I've purchased from garden centers.
Barbara from WI


5 out of 5 stars Dec 27, 2020
Easy to start, still enjoying them even with snow and COLD temps! Just remember, pansies are a cool weather flower! So you have to judge your seed starting time!
Marlene Lynch from MD

Perfect for my balcony

4 out of 5 stars Mar 27, 2021
I planted these seeds in about August of last year thinking I could get a bloom out of them in fall (inexperienced gardener experimenting here). They ended up sprouting and growing but not blooming - at one point I thought that I messed something up and what sprouted was actually weeds. Well they weren't! These survived several snow storms this year and started blooming beautifully in March. They are just the perfect size for my kitchen deck/balcony - not too tall and add a great pop of color :) Not all of the seeds germinated but I did not start them inside - just planted directly outdoors, what did sprout was enough to fill my planter boxes.
Anastasia from MD

what we forget

5 out of 5 stars Apr 13, 2021
Over time we have come to expect lots of fairly priced pansies from the garden center. My first two attempts to grow them gave meager but still satisfying results. This pack of pansies was my success point. I was thrilled. I had no idea what I had given up all those years until they bloomed. A large and heavenly cloud of scent floats around these pansies. I can smell them 20 feet away. The blossoms are stunning and remind me of what I had forgotten about the true nature of a pansy. They are so delicate in their beauty and so strong in the garden. I hope to never be without them.
Blair from VA

Beautiful color and display

5 out of 5 stars Jan 15, 2022
Really easy to grow and fuss free
Rosanne from NC

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