Pansies and Violas, your best choice for colorful blooms throughout the Sandhills winters, come in an almost infinite array of colors and new ones appear every year. They come with "faces" called "blotches" or plain and with large or normal sized blooms. Violas have similar styles although their blooms are smaller than a pansy's. Customers have strong preferences for one over the other. Viola lovers speak to their hardiness to low temperatures and ability to come back after being under snow for several days. They agree that the viola bloom is smaller but point out that they make up for it with more blooms and a profusion of color in a flower bed or planter.