Pansy - Antique Shades
The Pansy Antique Shades, 'Viola wittrockiania', is a very beautiful pansy mix. The soft lovely colors make this pansy an easy choice for pansy lovers. Technically a perennial, grown as an annual, pansies will overwinter in climates as cold as zone 4. Antique Shades is an Early Giant type and has 3 inch flowers of mixed colors including baby yellow, peach, burgundy, rust, and cream. Pansies bloom best during cool weather, this means spring in cool climates and fall and winter in warm climates.
Antique Shades prefers full sun but they tolerate some light shade. Plant them in normal garden soils and fertilize lightly. They need to be well watered but not soggy. Plant in early spring, 2 to 4 weeks before last frost or in mid summer for fall bloom. In warm climates plant in late summer or early fall. The Pansy works well in locations where late fall and early spring color would be appropiate.