Pansies are a type of violet.
Other Names: Hearts-ease, Tickle-my Fancy,
Viloa Tricolor, Field Pansy, Johnny-Jump-Up, Jupiter,
Ladies' Delight, Herba Jaceae, Herba Trinitatis,
Heart-Ease Herb, Blue Violet, Love-In-Idelness,
Stiefmuetterchenkraut, Ackerveilchen, Herbe de
Pensee Sauvage, Violette Tricolore, Pansy,
Descriptions: Pansies have heart-shaped,
scalloped leaves, and overlapping flower petals.
Size: Pansies grow from 6 to 9 inches.
Symbolism: Pansies are symbols of thoughtfulness
and love. Pansies have also been a long term symbol
of "free thought".
Grow Details: Pansies are hardy plants.
Soil Type: Well
Drained - Rich Organic Soil
Soil PH: PH 6.5 - 7.0
Light: Full Sun
Grow Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Height: Pansies grow from 6 to 9
Flower Colors: White, Yellow, Orange,
Rose, Violets, Maroons, Mutli-Color, Bi-Colors
Propagation: Pansies will self-propagate
Blooming Period: Spring to Fall
Type: Annuals or Biennials
Herbal Remedy Properties: Pansies have
been used homeopathically as an herbal medicine
that is used on the skin for conditions such as
eczema, impetigo, and acne. It has also been used
for whooping cough, sore throat, arthritis, and
to increase urine flow.
Native Area: Pansies are native to Europe
Other: The pansy got its name from the
French word pensée, meaning "thought."