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Viola x wittrockiana 'Padparadja' (Pansy 'Padparadja')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.2m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Viola x wittrockiana 'Padparadja'

Other names

Pansy 'Padparadja'

Genus

Viola Viola

Variety or Cultivar

'Padparadja' _ 'Padparadja' is a compact, clump-forming, often short-lived, evergreen perennial with ovate to heart-shaped, toothed, dark green leaves and deep orange flowers in spring or autumn.


Viola x wittrockiana 'Padparadja' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers may be fragrant.

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact

Awards

Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner

Flower

Orange in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Slugs , Snails , Violet leaf midge , Aphids Glasshouse red spider mite , Slugs , Snails , Violet leaf midge , Aphids

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew , Rust Leaf spot , Powdery mildew , Rust

General care

Pruning

Deadheading will encourage flowering. After flowering cut back vigorous plants to keep compact.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Viola x wittrockiana 'Padparadja' (Pansy 'Padparadja') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.2m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or light shade. Flowering period is dependent upon when seed is sown.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Contrast with blue Salvia and white Matricaria.

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Viola x wittrockiana 'Padparadja'

Other names

Pansy 'Padparadja'

Genus

Viola Viola

Variety or Cultivar

'Padparadja' _ 'Padparadja' is a compact, clump-forming, often short-lived, evergreen perennial with ovate to heart-shaped, toothed, dark green leaves and deep orange flowers in spring or autumn.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers may be fragrant.

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact

Awards

Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner


Colour

Flower

Orange in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Slugs , Snails , Violet leaf midge , Aphids

Specific diseases

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew , Rust

General care

Pruning

Deadheading will encourage flowering. After flowering cut back vigorous plants to keep compact.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Viola x wittrockiana 'Padparadja' (Pansy 'Padparadja') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.2m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or light shade. Flowering period is dependent upon when seed is sown.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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COMPANION PLANTS

Contrast with blue Salvia and white Matricaria.

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

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