Panola type pansies are a hybrid crosses between pansies and violas. Panolas have the cold hardiness and high bloom count of violas and the larger bloom size of a pansy. They are like violas on steroids. The blooms are larger than violas but not as large as pansy blooms. Blooms average 2-2.5″ wide.
Panolas are prolific bloomers. Each plant is covered in masses of bloom. With so many blooms, they look great in mass landscape planting as well as bed borders and containers.
Pansies are THE cold weather plant of choice for late fall, winter and early spring color. They are exceptionally cold hardy and will thrive in the cool southern winter months. Farther north, they may go dormant, but will flush out and bloom again when temperatures warm up. To maximize your Pansy enjoyment, plant pansies in late September or October and enjoy them all fall, winter and into the spring.
Pansies need little attention in the garden besides an occasional watering. Typically in the fall and winter there is enough rain that they do not need watering by hand. However, they need regular watering during a dry winter. Also they will tolerate a hard freeze better if they are not stressed from being too dry when they freeze.
We grow Panalo Pansies in our J6 6-pack trays.
The Panola colors we carry are Beaconsfield, Clear Mix, Orange, Purple, True Blue and Yellow.
Plant Panolas 8-12″ apart in full sun to part sun. The grow 6-8″ tall and 8-10″ wide.