I ive in Fort Worth Texas, a transplant from Pa. I have always loved the violets and Lily of the Valley and insist on growing both here. The violets (don't know the cultivar, "could be blueberry cream according to my journal" bloomed on short stems the first year I put them in (04'& 05'). The leaves looks healthy but I will only get a couple of flower stems on very short stems in the spring, never any standing above the leaves. I just checked them and I see that they have some flower stems but they seem to be stunted. I can see the stems which are about 1/2" tall in the crown, they never get any taller and just seem to stay in that state. What am I doing wrong? I also put in Labrador violets and the same thing happens, they must be blooming at some time because I am getting seedlings as far as three feet from the mother plant and see the dried seed pods which again do not rise any higher than the crown. Too much soil around the crown? I never had this problem when growing them up North.
Any information on growing these sucessfully would be helpful.