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Cool Summer Breeze Viola Seeds

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The delightful color combination in this blend is sure to pretty-up your garden. Violas bloom reliably in cool weather; sow them where they will receive afternoon shade to prolong blooming during hot spells. Violas are known to reseed, popping up in unexpected places to the delight of the gardener! Enjoy these delicately flavored flowers in salads, as cupcake toppers, or more. Perennial in USDA zones 6 to 9, often grown as an annual. Deer resistant.
$2.49 200 mg (~140 seeds)

Botanical Name: Viola cornuta

Family: Violaceae

Native: Southwestern Europe

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant perennial in USDA zones 6–9

Plant Dimensions: 8" tall

Variety Information: ¾" blooms in lavender-blue, purple, pale yellow, and cream

Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

Bloom Period: Blooms heaviest during cool weather. In cold climates, this means spring through early summer, and fall. In mild climates, this means fall, winter, and spring.

Attributes: Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Edible Flower, Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. Cold Climates: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, or midsummer for fall and the following spring bloom. Mild Climates: Late summer for cool-season blooms.

When to Start Inside: 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date for early spring planting, and midsummer for fall planting in both mild and cold climates.

Days to Emerge: 7 – 20 Days

Seed Depth: ⅛"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 4" – 6"

Thinning: When ½" – 1" tall, thin to 1 every 4" – 6"

Special Care: Pinch off faded flowers to the bottom of their stems to encourage more blooms and prevent reseeding. In all climates, when the weather warms up in summer, plants tend to get ragged, stretched out, and slow to bloom. Trim back the flower stalks to promote new foliage and encourage fall bloom.

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