First of all, I would really like to know why they are called PANSY, who named them!? ; )

As far as how to grow them? They love Sun, so toss the seeds, cover it lightly. Now sit back and relax.. no FUSS at all. After couple of months, color of their flowers will make your garden prettier than it was. Seriously, I have nothing more to add. Because they were as easy as it sounds.

Pansy seedlings


Ok! One more thing, they love water, as much as they love sun.. so make sure you don’t let the soil dry.

After few weeks buds will appear ๐Ÿ™‚

And then flowers and flowers.




Pretty pretty pretty! Aren’t they?

Going back to the name, According to Urban Dictionary, Pansy means, “A sissy, fag, fairy, or one that is generally unmanly” SERIOUSLY! Poor Flowers.

Then I did some more research, Pansee is a spanish word meaning “thought”, (Now things are getting clear;))ย  The pansy was chosen as a symbol of FREE THOUGHT and has been used in the literature of the American Secular Union.
Pansy’s current appearance was developed from the heartsease by two centuries of intentional crossbreeding of wild plant hybrids. The specific colors of the flower โ€“ purple, yellow, and white โ€“ are meant to symbolize memories, loving thoughts and souvenirs, respectively.

These amazing flowers are so beautiful to look at… actually it seems like they are the oneย  looking at you. ๐Ÿ™‚

Awesome for containers, borders, hanging baskets and ground covers.

Happy Germinating!


8 responses to “PANSY!

  1. According to Wikipedia, the name pansy is derived from the French word pensรฉe “thought”, and was imported into Late Middle English as a name of viola in the mid 15th century, as the flower was regarded as a symbol of remembrance.

    Lovely pictures by the way. Thanks

  2. Hi, Very beautiful. Hit upon this link while searching for Pansy seed sowing. What is your growing medium? I wish to have a similar success ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Hey CG,

    do they need to be covered or placed in dark to germinate? my pansies have not germinated after 2 weeks.

    Another flower lover mumbai-kar

    • Hey!
      You should keep them under shade – it should get partial sunlight. You shoukd press the seeds inside as in the beigning – they like darkness to germinate.
      Pansy usually take longer time to sprout. So be pateint. You shall see the result soon.
      Happy Germinating!

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