Pansy Seeds - Swiss Giant Mixture
- Seed Count: 500 seeds
- Maturity Date: 60-70 days from transplant
- Plant Type: Annual or biennial, depending on climate
- Color: Mixture of colors including yellow, purple, and white
- Plant Height: 6-9 inches
- Spread: 9-12 inches
- Sun Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Requirements: Well-drained, slightly acidic to neutral soil
History: Pansies have a long history of cultivation dating back to the early 19th century in Europe, particularly in the United Kingdom and France. The Swiss Giant Mixture is a specific blend designed for its larger flower size and extensive color palette. Originating in Switzerland, hence the name, these plants have been selectively bred for robustness and a striking visual display, making them a traditional favorite among gardeners worldwide.
Uses: Pansies are primarily grown for their ornamental value. The Swiss Giant Mixture, with its bold colors and large blooms, makes a particularly eye-catching addition to any garden, flowerbed, or container. Besides being aesthetically pleasing, these pansies are also edible and can be used to add a splash of color to salads and desserts. Furthermore, they serve as excellent companion plants, attracting beneficial insects while deterring garden pests.
Growth Habit and Planting Instructions: The Swiss Giant Mixture pansies typically reach a height of 6-9 inches and a spread of 9-12 inches. They prefer well-drained, slightly acidic to neutral soil and can tolerate a variety of lighting conditions, from full sun to partial shade. To plant, scatter the seeds on the soil surface, barely covering them with a sprinkling of soil. Keep the soil consistently moist until germination occurs. Once the seedlings have at least two true leaves, they can be transplanted to their final location, spaced 7-12 inches apart. Given that these plants mature within 60-70 days from transplant, you can expect a garden full of colorful blooms in just a couple of months.