Last year I tried to buy small flower purple pansies and nobody had them for sale around here! Strange! Very strange! To think that these were the pansies that I remember from when I grew up.
Simple pansies with small flower heads and with a "face" coloration where planted everywhere in public gardens or city landscaped areas.
Pansies are adaptable small, charming plants. Because of it, the growers started to mess around with the colors. Now you can find a wide color range like: red, bronze, pink, black, yellow, white, lavender, orange, apricot and mahogany. The flowers may be of a single color or have two or three colors with a face. But where are the purples and the blues? Nurseries of Ohio, please carry more purple and blue this year!
|Lysmachia nummularia "Aurea" with Viola or Pansy|