“Originally introduced in 1966, Majestic Giants Mix is a flower that has stood the test of time. The plants, sprouting large 4-inch blooms with the traditional pansy face, have been planted by four generations of gardeners. These gardens could be in the North or South and planted in the spring or fall season. Majestic Giants Mix was the first pansy that did not require cool temperatures for flower initiation. Thus, in the southern states, the seed could be sown in the summer and the anticipated fall flowers would occur naturally, without an artificial cool treatment. Majestic Giants Mix opened the door for southern fall pansy plantings.
While a small plant, only 6 to 8 inches tall, Majestic Giants Mix enhanced its diminutive size with huge blooms. The plant breeder, Mr. Sukeo Miyazaki of Sakata Seed Corporation, met his objectives by providing a plant with consistently large flowers, which was the most difficult objective to achieve. Another objective was to create a hybrid plant. Prior to 1966, most pansies were not hybrids. Since the introduction of Majestic Giants Mix, most pansies are hybrids due to increased vigor and freedom of bloom. The hybrid vigor enabled Majestic Giants Mix plants to thrive under diverse growing conditions. Adaptable to full sun or partial shade, Majestic Giants Mix will perform in a garden or in a container. Another desirable trait is the bright vivid colors. This classic mix offers a wide range of colors from blue, scarlet, cherry red, yellow, and orange to pure white. Majestic Giants Mix is an exceptionally long-lived pansy for spring and fall seasons.”
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