Swiss Giants Blend Pansy Seeds

Heirloom

#1030
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.
$1.99 200 mg

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

5 reviews
Couldn't get them to germinate
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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
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
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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
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
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One out of 20 seeds germinates . Wasting money time and soil ......
Sonya
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
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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
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
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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

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