History credits the first modern-day Pansy to an English gardener who crossed
Violas and wild Pansies in 1839 to create a "faced" look. By 1850, breeding was
in full force across Europe.
Designer Cherry Cream Pansy Seeds
This collection of Designer Series has unique, large flowers on
a compact plant that are vigorous and heavy flowering. Cherry Cream
is mounded with white and deep cherry rose wings and a dark blotch.
Mammoth Deep Blue Pansy Seeds
Bigger, better and stronger, this new Mammoth is the most uniform
in an XL-pansy series. It has stretch resistance even under warm
Panola XP Sunburst Pansy Seeds
Panolas are a cool season thriver. Has been considered the ultimate
multi-season garden and landscape pansy, with excellent
Karma Primrose Pansy Seeds
Karmas are ideal for baskets, bedding, containers and potted
plants. This is one of the best large flowered pansies for both
spring and fall.
Tips on How to Grow Pansy Seeds
Germination: 68°F -70ºF
Light is not required for germination.
A medium covering of coarse grade vermiculite is
recommended to help maintain high humidity around
the germinating seed for better germination
performance. Proper germination takes 3 to 4 days.
For optimal germination performance, maintain the
plug media at “wet” moisture levels, i.e., the media is
glistening, but water will not ooze out from the bottom
of the tray and will penetrate only slightly from the top
around the fingertip. Avoid germination temperatures
above 70°F (21°C) to prevent seedling stretch.
Stage 2 (first leaves) timing: 10 days
Stage 3 timing: (true leaves) 14 days
Stage 4 timing: (plug finish) 7 days
Stage 2: 65° to 72°F days; 60°F
Stage 3: 65° 70ºF days; 60°F nights.
Stage 4: 60°-65ºF days; 55°F nights.
Beginning at Stage 3, reduce the moisture level in the
media once the seedlings are established. Stage 4
plugs can be grown under wet/dry cycles to tone the
seedlings and avoid soft growth.
Maintain 95 to 97% relative humidity.
Beginning at Stage 3, start fertilizing the seedlings
twice a week with 50 ppm N from 14-0-14, alternating
with a 20-10-20 type fertilizer for pH balance and
supplying the required calcium. Increase the nitrogen
concentration to 100 ppm after a week, and continue
this program until finishing the plugs.
Maintain an EC of 0.5 to 0.75 mmhos/cm and a pH of
5.4 to 5.8 at Stage 2; at Stage 3 and 4, EC and pH
values can be at 1.0 and 5.6 to 5.8, respectively. A
high pH (greater than 6.0) can induce boron deficiency
and also encourages fungal black root rot, caused by