Anytime™ Quartz Pansiola
Viola x wittrockiana 'Anytime Quartz'
Anytime™ Quartz Pansiola flowers
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Height: 10 inches
Spacing: 8 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Other Names: Garden Pansy, Violet
Group/Class: Anytime Series
Brand: Proven Winners
Masses of pale blue and white flowers stand out against lovely fine green foliage; mounded variety, ideal for patio containers, hanging baskets and landscapes; spring and fall blooms; easy to maintain, prune after flowering
Anytime™ Quartz Pansiola has masses of beautiful powder blue flowers with white overtones and yellow centers at the ends of the stems from early spring to late fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its crinkled pointy leaves remain green in color throughout the season.
Anytime™ Quartz Pansiola is an herbaceous annual 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;
Anytime™ Quartz Pansiola is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
- Hanging Baskets
Planting & Growing
Anytime™ Quartz Pansiola will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 8 inches apart. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year. However, this variety tends to self-seed and may thereby endure for years in the garden if allowed, although because it is a hybrid, the seedlings may not come true to type.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.
Anytime™ Quartz Pansiola is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.