King Henry Viola Seeds


5 out of 5 stars
(3 reviews)
Availability: In Stock

With its royal color, 'King Henry', (formerly called 'Prince Henry') delivers little mounds of beauty to your garden and containers. Violas love the cool weather of spring and fall, making them ideal for spring bulb cover, and for fall color after annuals are spent. In mild climates, they cheerfully bloom through the winter. Use the edible petals to garnish soft cheese or baked goods.

$2.29 150 mg (~190 seeds)

Botanical Name: Viola cornuta

Family: Violaceae

Native: Southwestern Europe

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant perennial in USDA zones 6-9; often grown as an annual. Reseeds readily.

Plant Dimensions: 4"–8" tall and wide

Variety Information: ¾" deep violet-blue with a small bright yellow center

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Bloom heaviest in cool weather

Attributes: 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 in midsummer for fall and the following spring bloom. Mild Climates: Late summer for cool–season bloom.

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"

Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest flowers in the morning, just as flower buds begin to open.

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King Henry Viola Seeds Reviews

3 reviews

A delight

5 out of 5 stars May 27, 2021
High germination rate, grew faster than I expected. Then again, they should respond to a good start. I mixed in soil amendments with mycorrhizal fungi and slow-release flower foods with my seed starting soil. Though, I use soil which already has mycorrhizal fungi, earthworm castings, bat guano, and other good stuff. Gardener's secret - fertilize with MaxSea seaweed derived 16:16:16 all purpose or 3:20:20 bloom plant food. Yippee! Watered seedling starts from the bottom, no overhead sprinkling. Added liquid kelp 0-4-4 every now and then. Darling plants. I love violas and I pamper the heck out of them. Love their velvety soft deep purple petals and their beautiful centers.
Emma from WA

Loved these violas!

5 out of 5 stars Jul 2, 2021
Viola flowers are so precious in early spring! They are bright and cheery and had actually overwintered from the seeds I stuck in my pot last fall. They were the first Spring color and lasted even through the early part of the summer heat. They do get tired, straggly looking with the middle part of summer as expected for these flowers. I will plant them again each year and love the deep blue purple with the stroke of yellow and they are complementary but different than my Johnny jump ups that I planted them with! Haven't harvested them eating, but just for some garden cheer.
Steph from UT

Easy and very cute

5 out of 5 stars Jun 30, 2022
I sowed these directly into pots (outdoors) in early spring. Some carefully, others I just tossed into another large container on a whim. Both had great germination rates, and now (late June) I am enjoying many pretty, purple, blooms. Highly recommended.
Melissa from WI

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