a.k.a. Horned Violet
Viola x cornutaHow to plant Viola seeds
Violas can't be beat for bringing cool season color to flower beds and patio containers. Seeds are started indoors in winter for planting out in earliest spring. In relatively mild winter areas (zones 6 and above) violas can also be started in summer and planted out in fall. Plants grow 6-8 in. tall.
Early and uniform growth and bloom puts the Admire series with the top performing violas available. Healthy, vigorous 6 in. plants pump out 1 inch flowers in brilliant, non-fade shades. All colors in the Admire series bloom within days of each other, for consistent, eye-pleasing color. Performance is outstanding in both spring and fall.
Penny series violas provide reliable and gorgeous autumn, winter and spring flowers, which are larger than most violas. Flowering time and plant growth is uniform across all colors.
The Sorbet series combines the charm of violas with the amazing color range of pansies. Flowers bloom over an extremely long season, providing welcome color to borders, patios, or decks.
How to Plant and Grow Viola
Sow in cell packs or flats, press into soil and barely cover. Needs darkness to germinate. Cover flat with newspaper and keep out of direct sun. Remove newspaper cover and provide direct light as soon as the first seeds begin to sprout. Kept at 65-70°F., germination is in 14-21 days. Transplant into the garden 9-12 in. apart.