Is it too late to plant viola seeds outside . The ones I have are perennials. I am in zone 7a . It is already pretty warm here. Was 85 yesterday. Suppose to be around 70's to 80's all week. If not viola what can i plant seed wise . I am new at the seeds , so any help would be appreciated
Hi Dabneyrose, yes, I'm growing a collection of v. odorata varieties, e.g., "Rosina"; "Fair Oakes", etc. I'm anxiously awaiting for the new odorata "Miracle" series to reach the retail market in the U.S.; they appear to be only available in Europe presently.
catloverrachel wrote:Hi Dabneyrose, yes, I'm growing a collection of v. odorata varieties, e.g., "Rosina"; "Fair Oakes", etc. I'm anxiously awaiting for the new odorata "Miracle" series to reach the retail market in the U.S.; they appear to be only available in Europe presently.
Oh, please do tell us about the 'Miracle' series. do you have any pictures?
The viola seeds I planted are coming up in my flower bed. I am surprised since it didn't go thru a freeze. Maybe it was cold enough at night to do it. Although my nasturtiums are not so if they are not up by the 23rd I will replant.
sorry, i've been MIA for a while...Rachel, how did your violets do through the summer heat? I lost most of mine to a virus (?) ( i ordered them from Oregon so maybe they didn't like the heat + humidity)...but i have a few left. The parmas did quite well this summer. : )
My violets got nibbled by the deer, so it is time to spray (Liquid Fence) again. That will tell me that the deer have been nibbling on other things as well. They are still alive, however as they are hardy little things - sweet violets - Viola odorata. I have purple, white, rose and apricot. I am looking for yellow.
Hi evelyn...do you sell/trade any? I used to have more but they got left behind in our move from Ark. I have an effective deer fence but the rabbits nibble mine.
I could trade a parma or two; i've got a purple, white & what the trade calls 'pink' but it's a soft purple (i'd have to go look up the names)
the white parma is 'Alba Plena'
I do not have any parmas, but would like to have some. Would they live over winter here? Mine are not labeled so I will know what they are when they bloom, as I get more each season. I let them run wild in the shrubs near the sides of the house. I just have V. odorata.
Yes, maybe we were born too late for that. Violets are underappreciated in this modern society.
When mine bloom, I can send you some if you like. I have to wait until they bloom as they are constantly re-seeding as well as getting eaten by the deer. They live on the north side of the house, though there are some now on the east side as well. Most of them are purple V.odorata.
I'll let you know when the time comes. I would love to have a Parma or three...
I found "Bride White", one of the "Miracle Series" viola odorata plants, at (I think) Peconic River Nursery on Long Island in NY. But it didn't survive Sandy, and I'm not seeing a US source online. It's been 2 years -- you'd think it would be available here.