Although pansies with "faces" have almost become the
pansies in some retail outlets, some pansies do not have faces, as is the case in this orange pansy picture. In warm climates, pansy seed is often sown in August, resulting in flowers early the next spring. In the North, pansies are treated as annuals
; but because they're tolerant of frost, pansies are one of the first annuals put out for sale by northern retail outlets.