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Proven Winners


‘Anytime’ Iris Pansiola 


This post begins a series on Proven Winners, top performing plants that are trialed and tested for successful performance.  Some of their new introductions for 2016 are fantastic, including Anytime Iris Pansiola (Viola x wittrockiana).

Pansies are one of my all time favorite annuals, so I’m very excited about this new introduction, and the fact that it’s both cold and heat tolerant in Zones 5-10. You can plant them in spring (in full sun) and they’ll continue to bloom through the summer and into the fall. 

These pansies also have a semi-trailing habit and grow 6 – 10 inches high, which makes them excellent for hanging baskets, window boxes and container gardens. 

More new Proven Winners in my next post.