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Viola 'Dancing Geisha'

Dancing Geisha Pansy

Pansy

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This exceptional variety has foliage quite unlike any other violet; clumps of pointy maple shaped leaves with pewter-silver veins; effective visually in the garden all season long; a terrific edging for the shady border or rock garden

Description

This exceptional variety has foliage quite unlike any other violet; clumps of pointy maple shaped leaves with pewter-silver veins; effective visually in the garden all season long; a terrific edging for the shady border or rock garden

Landscape Attributes

Dancing Geisha Pansy 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;

Dancing Geisha Pansy is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Dancing Geisha Pansy will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 8 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 6 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 5 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. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

4b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

6 inches (8 inches with the flowers)

6 inches

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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