What is the difference between a pansy, a viola, and a petunia flower?

Sunday, April 21, 2013
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Question by Contessa: What is the difference between a pansy, a viola, and a petunia flower?

I say a viola and a petunia fall under the pansy umbrella and an associate of mine says different. Neither of us are horticulturalist only terrific gardeners.

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Answer by Traci
pansies and violas are very close to each other. They are both cool weather plants that thrive in the spring and fall, but tend to “poop out” and die when the hot summer hits. the main difference between them is that violas have smaller flowers, but there will be way more flowers on one plant.

petunias come in two different types. some that grow bushy and upright and some that spread and will drape over the side of a pot (wave petunias and supertunias). The only problem with petunias is that they definitely attract a few types of pests so spraying for bugs is a good idea.

all of these flowers are lovely and come in many colors. Also they all have a light scent that is really nice. hope this helped!

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One Response to “What is the difference between a pansy, a viola, and a petunia flower?”

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    B Anne Says:

    Pansies are really violas. They are in the violet family. Petunias are actually in the potato family -solanaceae.

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