These black Pansy flowers offer a stunning display. They are early blooming and continue into late spring to early summer; however, in hotter climates the blooms may shrivel when temperatures get extreme. Pansy Clear Crystals are known for their clear colours with no blotches. Grow full sun to ½ shade.
Spring sow for flowers the same year. Autumn sow for flowers the following year. Autumn sow under glass. Fill a pot with 90% compost 10% sand. Sow 2mm deep and cover lightly with soil. Ideal temp. 22°C. If seed germinates straight away transplant otherwise seed will be dormant but ready to germinate the following spring. Spring sowing as above, if seeds have not germinated in 2-4 weeks cold stratify. Move to 4°C. for 6-8 weeks then return to warmth at 10°C. When seedlings have 2 true leaves transplant to 8cm pots. Grow on for a year before finally planting out with 50cm spacing.