High Desert Plant Finder & Guide

annual

Delta Pure Deep Orange Pansy

Viola x wittrockiana 'Delta Pure Deep Orange'

Add To My Wish List

print page
 
Delta Pure Deep Orange Pansy (Viola x wittrockiana 'Delta Pure Deep Orange') at Moana Nursery

Delta Pure Deep Orange Pansy flowers

Delta Pure Deep Orange Pansy flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  5 inches

Spacing:  5 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  Winter Pansy, Violet

Group/Class:  Delta Series

Description:

This variety produces spectacular blooms that are deep orange with fine white edges; flowers early and persistently all season, even in low light; well branched and free flowing habit.

Ornamental Features

Delta Pure Deep Orange Pansy has masses of beautiful orange flowers with white eyes and white edges at the ends of the stems from early spring to late fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its serrated round leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Delta Pure Deep Orange Pansy is an herbaceous annual with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Self-Seeding

Delta Pure Deep Orange Pansy is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Delta Pure Deep Orange Pansy will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 5 inches apart. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider covering it with a thick layer of mulch in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Delta Pure Deep Orange Pansy is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Container  Basket 
Applications
Flowers 
Ornamental Features

Please note: Our Plant Guide is all about plants that will work in the high desert. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a current list of plants in stock on hand at each location or at our farm. We purposely do not sell or ship plants via the internet. Plant questions and availability are best determined in-store.