When it comes to stress-free, vibrant flowers, look no further than these pansy and viola varieties
(Viola ‘Velour Frosted Chocolate’)
These caramel-toned pansies grow up to five feet tall and look gorgeous in the garden and as dessert decorations (yes, they're edible).
(Viola nigra ‘Bowles Black’)
These dark purple pansies grow well in containers or as charming accents creeping off of rocks and pavers.
Courtesy of Annies’ Annuals and Perennials
(Viola ‘Molly Sanderson’)
This edible, jet-black beauty hails from the U.K. and thrive in partial shade with potential to last as a perennial with proper frost protection.
(Viola x wittrockiana ‘Tiger Eyes’)
These artsy, low-growing pansies are not only edible, but also delightfully fragrant.
(Viola cornuta ‘Etain’)
Loved for its heavy blooming from spring to fall, this variety is not only easy on the eyes, but also easy to incorporate alongside other perennials like lavender.
(Viola cornuta ‘Alba Minor’)
Despite its gentle look, this all-white flower withstands heat and cold far better than most violas.
Thomas J. Story
(Viola x wittrockiana ‘Dynamite Blotch’)
These top-selling pansies bring ruby-red color to gardens throughout the West well into winter.
(Viola x wittrockiana ‘Whopping Purple Whiskers’)
Pairing short stems with large, edible flowers, these pansies stretch up to 2.5 inches wide, offering big, bold color.
Linda Lamb Peters
(Viola x wittrockiana ‘Cool Wave’)
Plant these annuals in full sun and they will grow vigorously up to eight inches tall and thirty inches wide.
(Viola x wittrockiana ‘Freefall Purple Wing’)
Trying to find that perfect pansy for hanging baskets? Look no further. These perennials bloom nearly year-round in coastal climates and in spring to summer in other regions.