Pansy Imperial Antique Shades are a pretty watercolour palette, with velvety blooms that mellow from a rich cranberry rose, to dusky peach, then pastel apricot. The low mounding habit and heat tolerance is perfect for pots, or planting in drifts for an abundant show of medium-large sized flowers in a subtle range of pastel shades.
Sow into trays of Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix. Cover well, as seed needs to be in darkness to germinate. Firm down, water gently and keep moist but not wet. Transplant when large enough to handle. Choose a sunny, well-drained position. Remove spent blooms to prolong flowering. Flowers are edible and can be used to add colour to salads. Plant height 15cm | Germination 21 - 28 days | Flowering 13 weeks