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Corsican Violet Viola Seeds

Corsican Violet Viola Seeds

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This sought-after, heirloom viola native to the Mediterranean islands of Corsica, Sardinia, and Tuscany, brings cheerful, bright, blue-purple flowers to your garden every season! Long stems give the flower center-stage high above the foliage, and the 1" bloom size make Corsican Violet a fairly large viola. Use the edible petals to garnish soft cheese or baked goods. Reseeds readily and is tolerant of heat and drought, unlike other violas. A 2003 Plant Select Winner.

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  • Variety Info
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  • Growing Info

Variety Info

Family: Violaceae

Native: Southern Europe

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 3–8; often grown as an annual

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Blooms spring to fall

Plant Dimensions: 6"–8" tall, 8"–12" wide

Variety Info: 1 ½"–2" blue-purple blooms with a small yellow center, surrounded by white "whiskers."

Attributes: Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Edible Flower, Good for Containers, Heat Tolerant

Sowing Info

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"

Growing Info

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