Pansies are a winter hardy flower in more temperate zones and will even tolerate snow cover for short periods. They are the result of cross breeding and hybridization of common violets. In Oklahoma they are often planted in the fall and will winter over to bloom vigorously in the early spring. Pansies come in a wide cariety of colors and sizes. These are a few of the pansies available at Southwood Nursery in Tulsa
They are the subject of a superstition held by American pioneers. It was thought by many that “a handful of violets taken into the farmhouse in the spring ensured prosperity, and to neglect this ceremony brought harm to baby chicks and ducklings.
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