Our Favorite Violas and Pansies
Pansies are old-fashioned favorite flowers that are gaining new popularity. Improved varieties and better hardiness are why more gardeners are buying and planting these cheerful spring bloomers.

The difference between Pansies and Violas: Pansies are Viola hybrids, officially known as Viola x wittrockiana, with a complex ancestry that includes several species. They are often called Johnny jump-ups. Biggest difference between them is the flower size. Pansies have a larger flower face while violas have a small cute face. Both are hardy and showy. Pansies and Violas are considered short-lived perennials but are used as annuals or biennials. They are often called Johnny jump-ups.

Violas and pansies are very early bloomers in spring to early summer. Then shrivel in the mid summer heat.

They are native to the southern hemisphere. Easy to grow, you will often find them growing in the wild. Pansies, and Violas are all part of a closely related family. Small plants produce a wealth of dainty. clear-faced, fragrant blooms in jewel-like shades; yellow, apricot, blue, scarlet, white and violet. Viola is generally more winter-hardy than the larger-flowered pansy. Viola and Pansies are popular, easy, and fun to grow. Fill an area or entire bed with Viola or Pansies for a striking spring effect! They also are great in windowsills and containers.

1A400 Johnny Jump Up ( Viola cornuta )
One of our favorite flowers to sow around large plants like palm and oak trees in containers as they add color and hold back weeds.
These are also a wonderful selection for parts of your flower beds with poor soil, as they will grow just about anywhere. A compact annual or perennial, these will re-seed easily if given the chance. This variety has been used extensively in floral gardens and has escaped from cultivation to roadsides, fields and waste areas throughout much of the United States.
The vibrant blooms are deep purple and yellow, creating a solid carpet of color for weeks. Prefers partial shade to full sun in rich, well drained soil.
There are so many ways to use the versatile plants, around the base of trees, flower beds, containers, borders.
Keeping the faded blossoms picked will prolong the blooming period.

Johnny Jump Ups are very easy to grow, tolerant of most soil types (including dry soil) and drought resistant. They withstand heat better than most bedding flowers and are perfect for partial shade. They serve a multitude of uses: as a groundcover under shrubs or larger perennials, in borders and rockery, in baskets, containers and tubs.

Seedman Basic Info:
Wow, this plant grows well anywhere in the USA. Grows 7 to 10 inches tall, germinates in about 14 to 21 days. Best soil temperature for germination is 65°F to 75°F.
Best germination if started in early spring, but if you must start them in hot weather, chill the seeds in the fridge for a couple of weeks before sowing. Sowing depth: 1/16". Blooming Period: March through August.

 350mg pack ( well over 200 seeds ) $0.95
SF119 Swiss Giants Mix ( Viola wittrockiana )
This open pollinated strain of pansy is a tender perennial that's grown as an annual in most gardens. Showy, huge three to four-inch blooms in a wonderful mix of colors. Mix includes scarlet, mahogany, apricot, orange, yellow, light blue, purple and white. Compact plants with dark green leaves.
 90mg pack ( about 80-100 seeds ) $0.95
IP086 Alpenglow Swiss Giants
No garden is complete without red Pansy flowers! This Swiss giant Pansy reaches 3 inches across and features a cardinal red bloom with a black blotch. The Viola Swiss giant is known for its large flowers and black blotches in the center, and it is one of the largest Pansy flowers available.
Grows 8-10" tall, blooms from seed in 12 weeks.
 70mg pack ( usually over 50 seeds ) $2.75
JF409 Penny Mickey
White with orange eye, blue tinged petals, purple wing. Easy to see where the "Mickey" name comes from. This hybrid viola has a unique mounded plant habit suitable for a wide range of pot and container sizes. Tolerates more heat and stretches less than other hybrid violas. Hardy to the 44th parallel, root systems are robust for better over-wintering performance. Flowers continuously from beginning to end of season. Blooms are white with deep purple outer petals and blotches with a yellow eye. Plant height is 4-6 inches and width is 4-6 inches.
 25mg pack ( usually about 20 seeds ) $2.75
IP087 Claret Swiss Giants
These pansies have a wonderful, huge face of copper red with a black blotch in the center. They reseed easily. Will bloom through the snow. The Viola Swiss giant is known for its large flowers and black blotches in the center, and it is one of the largest Pansy flowers available.
Grows 8-10" tall, blooms from seed in 12 weeks.
 65mg pack ( usually over 50 seeds ) $2.75
IP088 Giant Beaconsfield Swiss Giants
Beaconsfield Pansy is a gorgeous combination of purple and white, and it is easily grown from seeds. This Swiss giant Pansy reaches 3 inches across and features a purple flower with white upper petals.
The Viola Swiss giant is known for its large flowers and black blotches in the center, and it is one of the largest Pansy flowers available.
Grows 8-10" tall, blooms from seed in 12 weeks.
 70mg pack ( usually over 50 seeds ) $2.75
IP089 Silverbride Swiss Giants
This giant pansy features a white bloom with a purple blotch., and it is easily grown from seeds. This Swiss giant Pansy reaches 3 inches across and features a purple flower with white upper petals.
The Viola Swiss giant is known for its large flowers and black blotches in the center, and it is one of the largest Pansy flowers available.
Grows 8-10" tall, blooms from seed in 12 weeks.
 70mg pack ( usually over 50 seeds ) $2.75
IP090 Chantreyland Viola
An apricot colored, fragrant example of perennial viola. This Viola will add a vibrant splash of color to your flower garden! Grow it in containers, window boxes or in the front of the flower border. Often called Horned Violet or Tufted Pansy, this large flowered Viola looks similar to pansies, but it is more hardy and can bloom continuously in the right setting. Violas are known to be self-sowers once they are established.
Grows 6-8" tall, blooms from seed in 12 weeks.
 70mg pack ( usually over 50 seeds ) $2.75
IP091 Admiration Viola
Perfect for cutting, Admiration has dark, rich violet blue flowers and long stems. Nothing is sweeter in the vase than Violas! They are commonly called Horned Violets or Tufted Pansies, and they attract bees, butterflies and birds. You can grow them in containers, hanging baskets, or plant the flower seeds directly in your flower garden.
Grows 6-8" tall, blooms from seed in 12-14 weeks.
 65mg pack ( usually over 50 seeds ) $2.75
IP092 White Perfection Viola
Grow these treasured favorites from Viola seeds, and enjoy their sweet charm in your flower garden. This one is a dazzling pure white color with a light, delicate scent. You can grow them in containers, hanging baskets, or plant the flower seeds directly in your flower garden.
Grows 6-8" tall, blooms from seed in 12-14 weeks.
 70mg pack ( usually over 50 seeds ) $2.75
IP093 Yellow Perfection Viola
Perfect for old-fashioned gardens or cottage gardens, Violas are simple to grow from flower seeds, and they have so many uses. This one has glowing lemon-yellow color from early spring into summer, and it typically grows 6 - 8 inches in height. Viola plants are just lovely and so well-suited to edging a border, rock and alpine gardens, hanging baskets, containers, and window boxes. Butterflies love to flutter about Violas finding them a ready source for food.
Grows 6-8" tall, blooms from seed in 12-14 weeks.
 75mg pack ( usually over 50 seeds ) $2.75
IP094 Bambini Mix Viola
Petite flowers of pastel pink, apricot, yellow, blue, copper, bronze, bright red, lavender with 'whiskered' faces. Free flowering and neat, use as a groundcover, in borders and rockery, in baskets, containers and tubs.
Grows 6-8" tall, blooms from seed in 12-14 weeks.
 70mg pack ( usually over 50 seeds ) $2.75
JF406 Angel Amber Kiss
Very unusual amber/yellow combination, very eye-catching. F1, Unique colors, early flowering, cold hardy, year round, uniform. Grows 6" tall, blooms from seed in 11 weeks.
 2mg pack ( about 25 seeds ) $2.25
JF408 Penny All Season Mix
Mix of Blue, Yellow, Orange, and White shades. This Goldsmith F1 features uniform flowering time, 1" flowers on a compact mound. Grows 6" tall, blooms from seed in 11 weeks.
 2mg pack ( about 25 seeds ) $2.25
JF410 Sorbet Banana Cream
Brilliant yellow and white bicolor. Floriferous, with many unusual colors and combinations. Grows 6" tall, blooms from seed in 11 weeks.
 2mg pack ( about 25 seeds ) $2.25
FA44 Garths Special Mix ( Viola cornuta )
A special formula mix of many colors, long blooming violas, growing only 6" tall, hardy to zone 3.
  2mg Package of about 20 seeds $2.45
JF68 Sunbeam
Annual type. Cascading habit for baskets, brilliant golden yellow, grows 6" tall, blooms from seed in 12 weeks.
  2mg Package of about 20 seeds $2.95
TRM849 Angel Series Black
Unique color, deep forboding black, early flowering, cold hardy, year round, uniform, grows 8" tall, blooms from seed in 14 weeks.
  2mg Package of about 20 seeds $2.95
TRM850 Sorbet Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow
A wonderful way to add changing color scheme to your garden beds by doing nothing. Yesterday almost white flowers, today they have changed to light blue and tomorrow they will deepen to dark blue - all on the same plant! A real talking point in beds and all types of containers. Grows 6" tall, blooms from seed in 11 weeks.
  2mg Package of about 20 seeds $2.95
TRM851 Velour Frosted Chocolate
Unique frosted chocolate color. Perennial. The Velour series, developed in England, are hybrids between Pansies and Violas, with small-sized blooms on compact, bushy plants and distinctive colour combinations This selection has fragrant chocolate-brown winged petals flushed with grey and a bronze face with yellow whiskers. Extremely floriferous making them excellent for massing, edging, rock gardens, and in containers. Suitable for either fall or spring planting. Nice when combined with spring flowering bulbs. In warm regions, trim plants back by half in early June to rejuvenate the foliage and to promote rebloom. In mild regions these might continue flowering all winter long.
  3mg Package of about 20 seeds $2.95
TRM852 Magnifico
F1 hybrid, pure white with delightful violet picotee edge, early flowering, cold hardy, year round, uniform, grows 6" tall, blooms in 11 weeks from seed.
  3mg Package of about 20 seeds $2.95
TRM853 Freckles
Novelty white with blue splashes, long lived perennial, grows 8" tall, hardy to zone 4.
  3mg Package of about 20 seeds $2.95
TRM854 Fuji Dawn
Viola mandschurica. Variegated pink-white-green leaf, purple flowers, hardy, unique, excellent for season long foliage appeal, grows 6" tall, hardy to zone 3.
  3mg Package of about 20 seeds $2.95
3120 Atlas Series Happy Face Blotch Mix
Atlas Series feature beautiful 3½ inch flowers on 6" plants.
  Package of 20 seeds $2.75
3122 Big Hardy Mix
Old fashioned, ultra cold hardy, large flowered mix of all colors on 6" plants.
  Package of 20 seeds $2.75
3123 Contessa Mix
Ruffled edges appear double, 2" flowers, for spring or fall, all color mix on 6" plants.
  Package of 20 seeds $2.75
3125 Crown Series Cream Clear
Large 3½" flower, clear, uniform, compact, ideal for spring or fall planting, weather resistant, on 6" plants.
  Package of 20 seeds $2.75
3126 Crown Series Scarlet Clear
Large 3½" flower, clear, uniform, compact, ideal for spring or fall planting, weather resistant, on 6" plants.
  Package of 15mg Package ( about 20 seeds ) $2.75
3127 Crown Series Yellow Splash Clear
Large 3½" flower, clear, uniform, compact, ideal for spring or fall planting, weather resistant, on 6" plants.
 20mg Package ( about 15-20 ) seeds $2.75
3128 Crystal Series Supreme Deep Blue
Mid size 2½" flower, all season bloomer, clear colors, early, on 6" plants.
  Package of 20 seeds $2.75
3133 Delta Series Cool Water
Large 3½" flower, compact, early, on 6" plants.
  Package of 20 seeds $2.75
3217 Arkwright Ruby
Ruby crimson shading to terracotta, a hardy long blooming viola.
  Package of 20 seeds $2.75
3218 Viola King ( Prince ) Henry ( Viola cornuta )
Abundant small flowers, violet with yellow eye, for garden or baskets, all summer (was Prince Henry - he got promoted), grows about 6" tall.
  Package of 20 seeds $2.75
3219 Viola Perfection Blue ( Viola cornuta )
Beautiful medium blue color, grows about 6" tall.
  Package of 20 seeds $2.75
NB14 Rococo Mix ( Viola cornuta )
Excellent basket or garden plant. The 6-8 inch, easy to grow plants produce a profusion of large double, heavily frilled blooms in a wide range of colors. Blooms in 14 weeks from seed.
  0.050g package of about 20-25 seeds $2.75
8SER29 Viola The Czar ( Viola odorata )
Fragrant purple flowers, vigorous ground cover in moist soils. This is a perennial Viola growing 6" tall and hardy to zone 3.
  250 Seeds per pack. Price per pack: $9.95