Re: [gardeners] Pansies and philosophy

George Shirley (
Fri, 10 Apr 1998 08:48:32

At 07:26 AM 4/10/98 -0400, you wrote:
>I am pretty sure I saw pansies of the old fashioned sort in the Stokes
>catalogue.  I ssed them.  I usually sow about August for the following
>year.  They can be started in Jan. indoors and they are easy to germinate
>and don't keel over when you set them out, but the August-sown plants seem
>much hardier.  I don't get Burpees or Parks but I bet they'd have seed too.
>I especially like Johnnie Jump-ups, not quite the same but still very
>pretty.  That's the heartsease from Shakespeare.   Lucinda

I thought Johnnie Jump-ups = violas = heartsease = a small variety of
pansy. Last violas I planted had the first 3 names on the package. Right,
wrong, indifferent?