Facts About Pansies
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The pansy is linked to its ancestor, the viola, which contains 500 species, including both pansies and violets. Pansies are a single flower with five rounded petals and a "face." They are one of the earliest blooming flowers in the spring, alongside the spring bulbs.
Pansies have three basic color patterns. One is a single color that is yellow or blue. Another pattern is a flower that has black lines that originate from its center. The third pattern has a dark center, which is known as its face.
Where Do Pansies Grow?
In the South and Southwest, pansies are grown during the winter season. In the North, pansies grow during the summertime.
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