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The Best of Show Pansy – ‘Freefall XL Purple Face’ from Floranova In late spring, the Colorado State University published the latest results from it’s pansy/cool season flower trial. This trial evaluates the plants’ ability to overwinter in the Northern Colorado climate.

The Best of Show Pansy – ‘Freefall XL Purple Face’ from Floranova
Vibrant flowers covered the plant all over including not just the top but the sides as well. Plants were vigorous and sturdy as well as being covered by blooms. White centers really made the dark purple flowers stand out. This entry also won the Best Trailing Pansy category.  

Best Purple/Blue Pansy - Pansy Inspire® Plus Blue Blotch from Benary Best Purple/Blue Pansy - Pansy Inspire® Plus Blue Blotch from Benary
Flowers were noted for their striking color of a large dark blotch in the center of deep blue petals. Blooms were significantly more abundant than any other Pansy in that category. Plants were vigorous and maintained good uniformity. 

Best White Pansy - Cats™ White from Benary Best White Pansy - Cats™ White from Benary
Plants were noted for impressive flower power and a nice uniform growth habit. Attractive purple whiskers added interest to the slightly primrose colored flower with a splash of yellow in the center.  

Best Yellow Pansy - Spring Matrix™ Yellow Improved from PanAmerican Seed Best Yellow Pansy - Spring Matrix™ Yellow Improved from PanAmerican Seed
Bright yellow flowers were very abundant and eye catching as they were well above the foliage for maximum flower power. The abundant blooms were also noted for being weather resistant and maintained their shape. Clear yellow flowers had no markings so color really popped. 

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