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Viola 'Bunny Ears' (Pansy)

Pansy 'Bunny Ears'


Particularly cute, Viola 'Bunny Ears' (Pansy) is a low-growing perennial boasting unusual bunny shaped flowers adorned with 2 elongated top petals, and the classic pansy face from early to late spring. The sweet-scented flowers arise from clumps of oval, dark green leaves. A charming addition to beds and borders, rock gardens or containers.

  • Easily growing up to 6-8 in. tall and wide (15-20 cm).
  • A full sun or partial shade lover, it is best grown in fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soils.
  • Keep an eye out for slugs, snails, glasshouse red spider mite, violet gall midge, pansy leaf spot and powdery mildews. Deer resistant.
  • Deadhead spent flowers to promote more blooms. Cut back after flowering.
  • Propagate by seed sown in late winter or early spring.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 10
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Viola - Violets
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spacing 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 10
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Viola - Violets
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spacing 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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