Pansy Viola Gem Pink Antique
Viola ‘Gem Pink Antique'
Lovely in either pots or the landscape, ‘Gem Pink Antique’ looks spectacular when planted en masse and pairs beautifully with ‘Panola Pink Shades’ pansy. Flowers open to display beautiful violet-purple petals that fade to an iridescent mauve. Oldest blooms have hints of turquoise - there is so much variation in one planting! Left to grow, flowers make the sweetest cuts for tiny bouquets and have a good, upright growth habit.
Plant type: annual
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 80-90 days
Plant spacing: 6”
Pinch: not necessary
Approx seeds per packet: 25
How to Grow:
Start seed indoors in trays 8-12 weeks before last frost. Seeds require darkness to germinate so lightly cover. Violas can withstand light frost, so cold climate gardeners can pick a transplant date that is about 2 weeks before the last frost date.
Pick when flowers are starting to open. A vase life of 5-7 days can be expected with flower food. Stems lengthen over time.
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