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PANSY - Nature Antique Shades

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Sale price$9.00
VIOLA X WITTROCKIANA

One of my all time favourite pansies! All the best creamy, blushy golden shades with hints of pink & mauve.

Flowers last surprisingly well, and buds continue to open as old flowers fade. For best stem length grow in a sheltered semi shady spot.

Please note, we have a minimum plant order of 5 plants (you can mix & match any plants to meet the minimum).

Our plant boxes can fit up to 10 plants per box.

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Viola x wittrockiana

Plant Type: Hardy Annual

Ideal Location: Full Sun / Partial Shade

Spacing: 10–15cm

Height: 10–30cm

We love to plant our pansies under our sweet peas, firstly as it is just oh so pretty, they also act like a great ground cover if planted densely enough to minimise weeds (& distract the quails from finding our delicious sweet pea tips. And we have also found the pansies do slowly elongate and get decent enough step length as they stretch and climb the sweet peas.

Pansies love cooler temps so are best sown in autumn through to early winter.

Keep an eye out for slugs as they absolutely love pansies and especially their flowers!

A Note on Hardening Off

All our plants are grown as we would grow & plant ourselves, which means we typically do not harden off (acclimatise) any of our smaller plants before planting.

Instead, after planting, we always cover all our plants with some sort of frost/mikroclima type cloth over wire low hoops. We leave this cover on till the plants are too big for the cover (usually a couple months later). We have found this extra layer of prolonged cover does away with any need to faff around hardening off plants, and the difference between any plants under these low hoops and those with zero transitionary cover is astonishing!

Prior to planting we also always give our plants a very good soak in water with a swig of seaweed solution and innoculate our plants with beneficial microorganisms. This helps alleviate stress, and start all our plants off with the best possible beginnings.

If however you don't / can't plant under some similar sort of cover, then we do definitely recommend you give your plants 5–14 days to slowly acclimatise to your less protected environment before planting out. We are reasonably mild compared to more southern growers, so easing the plants into colder climates is definitely advised.

Cloth: Polynet / Redpath
Hoops: 4mm Fencing Wire (which we cut up to fit our beds, with bolt cutters as fencing pliers are waaay too hard on our hands!)