Pansy - Jolly Joker F2 Hybrid
Jolly Joker, awarded the AAS Medal 1990 and the 1990 Fleuroselect Gold Medal, is probably the most spectacular pansy of its class. The intense orange of its lower petals, contrasts sharply with the deep purple of the upper petals. The effect is both unusual and intriguing. It is a very versatile and hardy variety which can be sown early for summer flowers or in summer for flowering in autumn, spring and even mild winters. Height: 15-23cm.
Sow late winter/spring or mid-late summer 1.5mm deep in good seed compost excluding light as darkness is beneficial. Germination usually takes 14-21 days at 19-24C. Keep the soil just moist and avoid high temperatures which prevent germination. When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow cool. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 1-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 23-3cm apart in most soils, sun or part shade. Summer sowings should be moved to a cold frame and planted out in autumn or early spring.