The names ‘pansy’ and ‘viola’ are often used interchangeable. There are many cultivars within the genus Viola and most of them are hybrids of the same handful of species, so there are a lot of similarities and probably only a botanist really cares which is which. The gardener knows pansies as cool weather flowers with almost heart-shaped, overlapping petals in bright colors or bi-colors and often with face-like center markings.
- Common Name: Viola
- Bloom: Spring | Late Spring | Early Summer | Summer
- Growth: Under 6 Inches
- Exposure: Full Sun | Partial Sun
- Water: Average