Pansy: Viola x wittrockiana
Pansies have been a garden favorite since the first varieties were developed from the wild Viola species back in the 1800’s in England. The charming flat-faced flowers bloom in array of colors including blue, red, pink, yellow, orange, white, purple, black, and bicolor. A popular choice for planting in cooler temperatures in garden beds or container plantings . Planted earlier in the spring than most other flowering annual plants, pansies enjoy being the among the first blooms to announce 'Spring is coming".