How to Manage Pests
Pests in Gardens and Landscapes
Pansy, Violet—Viola spp.
Family Violaceae (Violet family)
Pansies and most violets are perennial plants, although
they are often grown as winter annuals in mild winter areas.
They are grown mostly in borders, edges, or containers and
sometimes used in rock gardens. Flowers may bloom in spring
through summer and even during the winter in mild climates.
They are brightly colored including blue, red, purple, yellow,
and other colors. Many flowers have dark blotches on the lower
Optimum conditions for growth
Pansies do well in full sun or partial shade
while violets do better in some or complete shade. They
require regular water. Some species can tolerate some drought.
Removing old flowers can extend the blooming period. Plants
often need to be removed during the summer in very hot areas
as they get ragged.
Yellow and orange blossoms of pansy