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    Sorbet XP Blackberry Pansy (Viola 'Sorbet XP Blackberry') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Sorbet XP Blackberry Pansy flowers

    Sorbet XP Blackberry Pansy flowers

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    Plant Height:  6 inches

    Flower Height:  8 inches

    Spacing:  5 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  4a

    Other Names:  Winter Pansy, Violet

    Group/Class:  Sorbet Series

    Brand:  Ball

    Ornamental Features

    Sorbet XP Blackberry Pansy has masses of beautiful deep purple flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from early spring to late fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its crinkled round leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Sorbet XP Blackberry Pansy is an herbaceous perennial 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

    Sorbet XP Blackberry Pansy is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

    Planting & Growing

    Sorbet XP Blackberry Pansy will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 8 inches tall with the flowers, 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. It grows at a fast rate, and tends to be biennial, meaning that it puts on vegetative growth the first year, flowers the second, and then dies. However, this variety tends to self-seed and will thereby endure for years in the garden if allowed, although because it is a hybrid, the seedlings may not come true to type.

    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.

    Sorbet XP Blackberry Pansy is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. 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. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

    At Dutch Growers, we treat this plant as a "HOBBY PLANT". It is not officially recognized as winter-hardy in our zone 3, however, there is a strong liklihood that it will survive winter. Warranty expires on Nov. 1 season of purchase.

     
     
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    Characteristics
    Massing  Edging  Garden  Container 
    Applications
    Flowers 
    Ornamental Features

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