BOTANICAL NAME: Viola x wittrockiana 'Delta Yellow With Blotch'OTHER NAMES: Winter Pansy, VioletGROUP/CLASS: Delta SeriesAVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 10-15 cmAVERAGE MATURE SPREAD:  10-15 cmSUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to partial shadeFLOWER COLOUR: OrangeFLOWERING TIME: Early spring to fallFOLIAGE COLOUR: GreenCOLD...
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BOTANICAL NAME: Viola x wittrockiana 'Delta Yellow With Blotch'
OTHER NAMES: Winter Pansy, Violet
GROUP/CLASS: Delta Series
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 10-15 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD:  10-15 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to partial shade
FLOWER COLOUR: Orange
FLOWERING TIME: Early spring to fall
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: Annual
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Deer Resistant

Description:

This variety produces spectacular blooms that are bright yellow with dramatic, nearly black blotches; flowers early and persistently all season, even in low light; well branched with a free flowing habit

Ornamental Features

Delta® Yellow With Blotch Pansy has masses of beautiful yellow flowers with a black blotch at the ends of the stems from early spring to late fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its serrated round leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Delta® Yellow With Blotch Pansy is an herbaceous annual with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Self-Seeding

Delta® Yellow With Blotch Pansy is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Delta® Yellow With Blotch Pansy will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 5 inches apart. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider covering it with a thick layer of mulch in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Delta® Yellow With Blotch Pansy is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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