BLACK SAWYERS PANSY Viola
A rare black pansy with an attractive blue center! Pansies are frost hardy, and will grow and bloom best during the cool weather of spring and fall. In some areas they will be perennial, returning each year. In colder zones, treat as an annual, though they will often self-seed themselves for future seasons.
Note: These seeds and plants can be harmful if eaten. Ingestion can cause illness such as vomiting or diarrhea.
Germination: As with many perennial seeds, these seeds benefit from a period of moist cold to help them begin to grow. This is done by giving them a cold 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:
Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just under the surface of your growing medium, and water. Place your container in a cold area (but not freezing, perhaps a refrigerator) for 4-6 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout a few weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period.