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My All Time Favorite Viola

Posted by littleonefb z5MA (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 27, 06 at 1:06

Hands down this is my all time favorite viola, wintersown this past winter.
Called viola sorbet yesterday, today and tomorrow. Got the seeds from valueseeds.com and thompson and morgan hass them as well.

Has been blooming since mid June growing in full sun, full shade and part shade. Only about 6 inchs tall but has been non stop blooms since it started. Expected the flowers to be shades of blue, but alas, they are shades of lavender and white.

The flowers start out pure white with a tiny yellow eye and some very dark puple streaks coming from the yellow eye. As the flower ages only in the number of days it is blooming, not as it starts to go by, the flowers start to take on a lavender hue. They continue to do this till the entire flower is all lavender. You end up with a plant full of all kinds of colors ranging from pure white, tinges of lavender till the entire flower is pure lavender. It produces lots of seeds too. Plants are still in full bloom and it does perfectly in blazing heat and humidity in New England too.
Can't get anything more perfect than this one. It is labeled "hardy annual"

Fran

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RE: My All Time Favorite Viola

That's really a sweet little plant, I thought about getting seeds for it but I still have too many viola and pansy seeds that didn't get sown this year. Shame on me.

Enjoy, Mary


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RE: My All Time Favorite Viola

Beautiful-I will have to put this one on my list!


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putzer, she is a beauty. Just yesterday I was collecting more seeds and counted 15 variations on different flowers. Still amazes me at how the one plant looks like it is so many different ones all in one pot. Been down in the 30's a few nights and still blooming away, forming pods and collecting more seeds. Not bad for 4 months of blooming from one plant.

Fran


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RE: My All Time Favorite Viola

What a sweetie!


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I agree 100% that is it a beauty. Here is mine from last winter - made me smile everytime I looked at it.....

Lynne

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Those are beauties.I have not sowed any but I do like them.I went to Cherokee,NC this past week-end to gamble but when I saw pot after pot of yellow pansies and johnny jump ups,I spent about an hr. collecting seeds..lol.Now I am going to ws them.
moonphase


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Those blooms are charming! Everyone needs some for their gardens!! :~)


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