Starry Night Black Pansy, packet of 25 seeds
Viola X Wittrockiana
These pansies are black like the night sky, but there could be an occasional colorful specimen mixed in!
Pansy seeds are best started indoors in a controlled environment. Sow the seeds in peat pots, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost, at a shallow depth of 1/16" under topsoil. Transplant entire peat pots or direct sow outdoors when the weather is warm and all danger of frost has passed. Keep in mind that direct light is required for successful germination, which is why the seeds should only be sown at a shallow depth.
Pansy seeds and plants will thrive in an area of full sunlight to light shade, in cooler temperatures of at least 65F to 70F. In particularly hot and dry environments, Pansies will appreciate having afternoon shade. The soil should be rich & fertile and also well drained. To improve drainage, it is recommended that you mix any hard, compact soil with a light compost. Water the sowing area daily so that the topsoil is moist until germination occurs. Water regularly thereafter, but avoid drowning.
Germination & Growth
The Pansy seeds will begin to sprout open within 7 to 21 days after sowing. The plants will reach a mature height of roughly 6 to 8 inches tall and can be spaced about 6 to 8 inches apart.