Pansy 'Swiss Giant'
Viola X Wittrockiana
Pansy 'Swiss Giant' is an open-pollinated selection with large flowers in a range of striking individual colours. Pansies are most commonly used to decorate cakes and desserts and are beautiful when scattered over salads or used to garnish sweet and savoury dishes.
Average height: 15cm
Aspect: Sun or part-shade
Soil type: Most soil types
Sowing period: April or May
First signs of blossom: 6 to 8 weeks
Average flowering period: 4 months
Contents: Approximately 50 seeds
Pansies are popular with many pollinating insects, including bees and butterflies.
Continuous harvesting of flowers for eating, and deadheading by pinching out the flower at the base of the stem, will promote further flowering.