Pansy petals are usually white or yellow, purplish, or blue and have one of the three basic color patterns. Pattern one which has single, clear color, such as yellow or blue which remains to be outer petal. A second pattern is a single color having black lines radiating from its center. The last type of flower has a dark center called a “face” and have delicate perfume-like aroma.
How to grow pansy plant
It can be grown from seeds or purchased as seedlings from the local garden center. Choose seedlings that are bushy and robust containing one or more buds. When growing by seeds ensure cooler temperature and darkness as these conditions enhances germination. Plant the seedlings in a soil rich in organic material such as compost. Also add well rotted leaves which make the soil well-draining.
Pansy plant care Instructions
Water the soil (not the plant leaves) deeply. Pansy plants prefer a full or partial sun and are happy in hanging baskets.
Lesser known facts
Pansy plants are edible and are high in vitamin A and C. The flowers impart a strong flavor and have been used to make syrup, flavored honey and salads.