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Anytime Sugarplum Pansiola
Viola x wittrockiana 'Anytime Sugarplum'
Anytime Sugarplum Pansiola flowers
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Height: 10 inches
Spacing: 8 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4b
Other Names: Garden Pansy, Violet
Group/Class: Anytime Series
Brand: Proven Winners
Medium sized blooms in stunning shades of lavender with deep, velvety burgundy-purple; needs sun or partial sun for best flowering; blooms profusely in spring and fall; deadheading not necessary
Anytime Sugarplum Pansiola has masses of beautiful lavender flowers with burgundy overtones, yellow eyes and black stripes at the ends of the stems from early spring to late fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its crinkled round leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Anytime Sugarplum Pansiola is an herbaceous perennial 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;
Anytime Sugarplum Pansiola is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Anytime Sugarplum Pansiola will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 8 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and tends to be biennial, meaning that it puts on vegetative growth the first year, flowers the second, and then dies. However, this variety tends to self-seed and will thereby endure for years in the garden if allowed, although because it is a hybrid, the seedlings may not come true to type.
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.
Anytime Sugarplum Pansiola is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. 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.