Photo by Melody

Violas and Violettas: parmas and other scented violets

Communities > Forums > Violas and Violettas
bookmark
Forum: Violas and ViolettasReplies: 18, Views: 123
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
dabneyrose
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 8a)

March 1, 2011
4:39 PM

Post #8400962

Hi all, (i've been missing for about a year)..anyone else growing parma & other fragrant violets? I have several of each but of course would like more!!!
regina65
Searcy, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 11, 2011
8:42 AM

Post #8487511

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
catloverrachel
Columbia, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 14, 2011
9:23 AM

Post #8495045

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.
evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

April 14, 2011
2:25 PM

Post #8495726

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?
catloverrachel
Columbia, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 15, 2011
1:19 PM

Post #8498035

No, I don't have any pictures, but you can find some by Googling viola Miracle.

regina65
Searcy, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 17, 2011
10:18 AM

Post #8501878

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.
dabneyrose
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 8a)

September 3, 2011
7:31 AM

Post #8791338

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. : )
evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

September 7, 2011
11:23 AM

Post #8797728

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.
dabneyrose
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 8a)

September 7, 2011
11:32 AM

Post #8797741

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'

Thumbnail by dabneyrose
Click the image for an enlarged view.

evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

September 7, 2011
11:43 AM

Post #8797757

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.
dabneyrose
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 8a)

September 7, 2011
11:47 AM

Post #8797761

Parmas can take it down to 20 degrees..i think there were a few nights last winter i covered them w/ pine branches...i would love an apricot & or pink sweet!
dabneyrose
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 8a)

September 7, 2011
12:00 PM

Post #8797771

I have Roy E Coomb's book 'Violets the history & cultivation of scented violets' and apparently there used to be 100s of named cultivars! O to be able to go back in time & visit those 'violet houses'!
evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

September 7, 2011
9:54 PM

Post #8798557

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...

Here is a picture of the white one...

Thumbnail by evelyn_inthegarden
Click the image for an enlarged view.

dabneyrose
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 8a)

September 8, 2011
3:09 AM

Post #8798688

That would e wonderful! In the meantime i can be increasing mine by runners..thank you! : )
evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

September 9, 2011
5:46 PM

Post #8801306

Do they still have a Violet Society? (I doubt it...LOL!!)
dabneyrose
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 8a)

September 11, 2011
5:13 AM

Post #8803225

I don't remember one for this country but it's worth checking into again!
evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

September 11, 2011
6:44 PM

Post #8804209

I found it, much to my surprise! It is:

http://www.americanvioletsociety.org
dabneyrose
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 8a)

September 14, 2011
10:34 AM

Post #8808149

i found that once too, but i'm not sure it's been updated in a few years!
dawnsharon2001
New York, NY
(Zone 7a)

December 19, 2013
11:28 PM

Post #9730997

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.

You cannot post until you register, login and subscribe.


Other Violas and Violettas Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Welcome, Pansy and Violet-lovers! Terry 6 May 25, 2007 11:25 AM
Anybody use them in cooking? Dea 10 Feb 27, 2012 3:49 PM
Wild One hczone6 15 May 15, 2008 8:18 PM
Wild violets kniphofia 5 Mar 26, 2007 3:58 PM
All violets are not the same anastatia 8 Sep 25, 2007 1:41 AM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America