PansyPansies are often confused with violets, and the two terms are often used interchangeably. If there’s a distinction that’s made, pansies have four petals that point upwards, and only one that points downwards. Violets sport three petals that point up and two that point down. Nowadays, horticulturalists refer to pansies as those-multi-colored, big-flowered hybrids that are used in many gardens every year. Viola is a term for smaller, tinier annuals and perennial flowers.

In the beginning part of the 19th century, the daughter of a Lord cultivated every kind of Viola tricolor she could find in her father’s garden. She had the supervision of a gardener, and she produced a huge slew of plants though special cross-breeding. In 1812, she showcased her pansies to the world, and in 1813, another man named Mr. Lee, a popular florist and nursery owner, continued to cultivate the flower. Several other nurserymen continued with his example, and the pansy quickly became a favorite amongst the public at large. The pansy was an instant fave to the public. Other gardeners were cultivating the pansies at this time too. Just 20 years later, there were more than 400 pansy varieties that were open to gardeners. There were some certain guidelines formed for the Show Pansies, but gardeners liked the Fancy Pansies.

Contemporary horticulturalists have deloped a huge range of pansies that include yellow, orange, white, violet, and deep purple too. You can get all these colors at silk flower shops online. One of the great things about buying from online silk flower shops is that you can get as many colors as you want, and you don’t have to grow them or keep up with them, and it is all about the aesthetics instead of the difficulty of growing them.

The flower had an amazing popularity in society and in Romantic poetry of the age, and a slew of nicknames started to circulate worldwide. One writer remarked that no flower had as much popularity as the pansy, and that none had been given as many nicknames as it. In Scandinavian countries, Scotland, and in countries where they speak the Germanic language, the flower was called the Stepmother. It was derived from an old tale about a selfish stepmother. The old tale was told to children while the storyteller picked off various blossoms to fit in with the plot.

In Italy, the pansy goes by the name of little flame. It is called the small orphan in Hungary. In Israel, it is called Amnon and Tamar. In New York, they are even called football flowers for some reason that is not clear.

Pansies have been featured in literature and the visual arts quite frequently. Their appearance in arts and culture dates all the way back to their cultivation when they started appearing in Romantic poetry. Pansies are amongst the most well-written about it flowers in history, and it’s worthwhile to get some silk versions for the inside of your home to integrate the beauty that this flower clearly has into your abode.