Pansies (Viola x wittrockiana) are delicate yet beautiful and colorful flowers and with their cheeky little "faces" they are irresistible.
The pansy is quite durable and a "flower for all seasons." Pansies are "annuals" and grow in gardens during the winter in the South or Southwest and during the summer in the North. The fragrant and edible blooms are desirable in gardens. Pansy popularity increases possible due to its ease of growing.
Whether grown from seed or bedding plants, pansies are relatively disease and pest free. They grow well in sun or semi-shade, and can tolerate cool weather.