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Corsican Violet Seeds

Viola corsica

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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in late fall, planting the seed just below the surface of the soil. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 60-90 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination.

Growing: Water seedlings regularly until they become established. Though they flourish with occasional watering in especially dry weather, mature plants tolerate drought fairly well in addition to adapting to many soil types. Deadhead to prolong blooming. This plant may self-seed, and eventually spreads to form a colony. It makes an excellent choice as a ground cover or border plant, as well as performing well as a container plant.

Harvesting: For cut flowers, choose stems with flowers that have just opened. Strip the foliage that will fall below the water level, and place in water immediately.

Seed Saving: After the flowers fade, oval pods will begin to develop. When ripe, each pod will split open into three sections that hold the ripe seeds. Remove the seeds. Since they lose their viability quickly, planting immediately will result in the best germination. If storing is necessary, keep the seed in the refrigerator until planting.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Viola corsica

Species Origin: Introduced US Flower

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 20,000

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Height: 8 Inches

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~50 Seeds) $2.50 -+
1/64 Oz Mylar (0.44g) $9.60 -+
1/16 Oz Mylar (1.77g) $28.80 -+
1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $84.00 Sold Out
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $240.00 Sold Out
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DESCRIPTION

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This native violet originally grew on the mountain slopes of the Mediterranean region. Its large blooms resemble the garden pansy, and its hardy growth makes it just as easy to grow. Because it eventually forms a natural colony, it makes a very attractive ground cover. The species name "corsica" refers to Corsica, an island in the Mediterranean Sea where species grows in the wild.


HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in late fall, planting the seed just below the surface of the soil. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 60-90 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination.

Growing: Water seedlings regularly until they become established. Though they flourish with occasional watering in especially dry weather, mature plants tolerate drought fairly well in addition to adapting to many soil types. Deadhead to prolong blooming. This plant may self-seed, and eventually spreads to form a colony. It makes an excellent choice as a ground cover or border plant, as well as performing well as a container plant.

Harvesting: For cut flowers, choose stems with flowers that have just opened. Strip the foliage that will fall below the water level, and place in water immediately.

Seed Saving: After the flowers fade, oval pods will begin to develop. When ripe, each pod will split open into three sections that hold the ripe seeds. Remove the seeds. Since they lose their viability quickly, planting immediately will result in the best germination. If storing is necessary, keep the seed in the refrigerator until planting.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Viola corsica

Species Origin: Introduced US Flower

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 20,000

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Height: 8 Inches

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