Quick facts and care essentials

Sunset  – September 22, 2004

 • Cool-season
• Annual
• Full sun or partial shade
• Regular watering

Pansy (V. wittrockiana) has 2- to 4-inch flowers in white, blue, mahogany red, rose, yellow, apricot, and purple; the petals are often striped or blotched.

Viola (V. cornuta) has blossoms about 1 1/2 inches across, in bicolors as well as many clear solid colors. Both pansy and viola grow 8 to 10 inches high; space both 6 to 8 inches apart.