Italian Pansy seed
Approximately 100 seeds per pack
Pansies are incredibly long-blooming, especially when cut. With the heat of summer, stems grow long and lanky, perfect for cutting. These Italian-bred varieties have been developed specifically for cut flowers:
Double and semi-double fringed blooms in a wide mix of shades. Branches well for a great cut. Petals have wavy, ruffled edges and this trait is most pronounced during cool weather. Very productive.
Early-flowering double and semi-double fringed blooms in a wide mix of shades. Branches well for a great cut. Petals have wavy, ruffled edges and this trait is most pronounced during cool weather.
Single, very ruffled blooms in a range of bi-colour bright and antique shades.
Grown as an annual in Zones 3-4, biennial with protection in Zones 5-9 (first year-flowering)
GROWING and POST HARVEST INFORMATION
For an annual crop, sow 8-12 weeks before last frost. For a biennial crop, sow at least 6 weeks before first frost.
Germination 15-21C, 5-10 days. Cover lightly and exclude light until about 50% of seeds have germinated.
Harden off before planting out.
Pansies are quite frost-tolerant and prefer to establish in cooler weather. As the season warms up, stems begin to lengthen. Netting is recommended for straighter stems. Pansies grow best with high fertility and moist soil.
Once stems have reached 20cm or more, stems are cut right to the ground as opposed to cutting individual blooms. Stems are brittle and require a bit of extra care in harvesting and processing.