Pansies are a flowering plant species. Commonly known as Violets they are popular garden plants. The garden pansy is a type of large-flowered hybrid plant cultivated as a gardening flower.
The garden pansy flower is two to three inches in diameter and has two slightly overlapping upper petals, two side petals, and a single bottom petal with a slight beard emanating from the flower’s center. These petals are usually white or yellow, purplish, or blue. The plant may grow to nine inches in height, and prefers sun to varying degrees and well-draining soils. They are sometimes referred to as viola tricolor, garden pansy, violetta, viola hotensis flowers, or cornuta hybrids.