Pansy is a genetic hybrid plant cultivated by horticulturists to grow in a variety of conceivable colors such as red, yellow, gold, purple, violet, orange, white, and black. The name was taken from a French word which literally means thought. It also has other names like pansy violet, Johnny-jump-up, and heartsease. This hybrid flower was planted as a garden flower in England in late 1830s. Pansies have huge, grubby marks on the surface of the flower. They are not easily identified with their colors but they are profoundly recognized by their large flowers.
If you try to look at a pansy flower, you will see that it always has a round petal with other overlapping petals. There are two top petals, two side petals, and a fifth petal at the bottom that usually appears to be a slight indentation. Pansies are biennials but are fortunately jovial flowers. They will grow best when they obtain limited sun exposure and avoid direct coverage to heat. In addition, they can tolerate extreme cold condition or even endure a short period of frost. From cultivation, pansies have been considered as a lively symbol in culture and arts. The round shape of the flower distinctly bears a resemblance to a person’s face. This unique similarity represents thoughtfulness, open-minded thoughts and positive ones too. During the month of August, the flower of the pansy bends forward that suggest a person trying to think.
Nowadays, giving of pansies as a present convey that the person is always thinking of his or her lover, or that the person is all the lover can think about. So, if you are trying to decide on what thoughtful bouquet to give to your sweetheart, pansies are just the right flower. Let her know that he or she is overwhelming all of your waking thoughts.