Pansy - Universal Red With Blotch F1 Hybrid
This is a superb dual purpose variety from the Universal range. Sow in late winter/early spring for summer flowers, again in early summer to produce flowers in autumn and continuing through the winter till spring in mild spells. It is an early flowering variety with plenty of good sized bright mahogany red flowers with a conspicuous 'face'. It is useful for beds, borders, window boxes, baskets or tubs. Height: 15-23cm.
For winter flowers sow mid-summer, 1.5mm deep in good seed compost excluding light as darkness is beneficial. Germination usually takes 14-21 days at 19C. Keep the soil just moist and avoid high temperatures which will prevent germination. For summer flowers sow late winter/spring, treat as above and plant out late spring or late summer, when they should be moved to a cold frame and planted out in early spring. When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow cool and plant out in autumn 23-3cm apart in most soils, sun or part shade.