Field Pansy | Viola arvensis

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1x plug plant (approx. 2-5cm above ground, 15cm of root structure below ground)

Field Pansy is a petite, heart-shaped beauty gracing meadows and fields. Standing at 15 centimeters, its yellow and purple blooms captivate with delicate grace. Perfect for sunny spots, this adaptable annual or perennial adds a burst of color to diverse landscapes. Field Pansy beckons pollinators, making it a delightful addition to your garden’s ecosystem.

Easy to grow in well-drained soil, it’s a low-maintenance wildflower, ideal for naturalistic settings. Elevate your space with the subtle allure of Field Pansy, an enchanting choice for wildflower enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.


Botanical Information: Field Pansy

Field Pansy (Viola arvensis), a delicate member of the Violaceae family, graces fields and meadows with its dainty, heart-shaped flowers. Characterized by a yellow base and purple-veined petals, this annual or short-lived perennial adds a splash of colour to open landscapes. Growing to about 15 centimetres in height, it forms low clusters that dance in the breeze.


Thriving in open, sunny spaces, Field Pansy is commonly found in grasslands, meadows, and along the edges of cultivated fields. Its preference for well-drained soils allows it to adapt to a variety of landscapes, from disturbed areas to natural grassy habitats. This resilience makes it a versatile and widespread wildflower.

Benefits to Wildlife

Field Pansy serves as a valuable resource for pollinators, attracting bees and butterflies with its nectar-rich blooms. As a member of the violet family, it provides sustenance for early-flying butterflies, aiding in their survival. The plant’s low growth habit also offers shelter for small insects and contributes to the overall biodiversity of open ecosystems.

Conservation Status in the UK

While Field Pansy is not considered threatened, its presence in diverse habitats contributes to the overall health of ecosystems. Its adaptability to different environments allows it to play a role in maintaining floral diversity. Conservation efforts often focus on preserving the varied habitats where this charming wildflower naturally occurs.

Ease of Growing

Field Pansy is a relatively undemanding plant, making it suitable for both wild and cultivated settings. Its ability to self-seed ensures a consistent presence in suitable habitats. In a garden, it can be grown from seed in well-drained soil, and its low maintenance nature makes it an excellent choice for wildflower meadows or naturalistic landscapes.

Field Pansy is a simple yet captivating wildflower. Its vibrant blooms, adaptability, and role in supporting wildlife make it a valuable addition to both natural and cultivated landscapes, enhancing the ecological tapestry of open fields and meadows.

More Information

Plants for a Future

The Wildlife Trusts

Species From the Same Habitat

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Common St. John’s Wort | Hypericum perforatum

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Additional information

Weight 1 kg


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