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Viola ‘Bunny Ears’ (Pansy)

Pansy 'Bunny Ears'

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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 Violaceae
Genus Viola
Common names Pansy
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)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Full Shade, Deer
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Viola palustris (Marsh Violet)
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Viola pedatifida (Prairie Violet)
Viola glabella (Pioneer Violet)
Viola rotundifolia (Round-Leaved Violet)
Viola cucullata (Marsh Blue Violet)

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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.
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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 Violaceae
Genus Viola
Common names Pansy
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)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Full Shade, Deer
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard
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