RED FORM VIOLA Violet sororia rubra
This is a stunning red-form of these popular hardy Violas!
Violets are very hardy perennials producing masses of red flowers in spring, and then another milder show of flowers in autumn. They are very versatile, and can be grown in sun or shade, and are tolerant of various soil types.
Type: Hardy perennial
Hardiness zones: 3-10
Location: Does well in sun or shade
Note: These seeds and plants can be harmful if eaten. Ingestion can cause illness such as vomiting or diarrhea.
Seeds per pack: 10 seeds
Germination: As with many perennials, these seeds require a period of moist cold to help them break dormancy. This is done by giving them a cold 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:
Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just under the surface of your growing medium, and water. Place your container in a cold area (but not freezing, perhaps a refrigerator) for 5-6 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period.
Alternatively, these seeds can also be planted outdoors in fall, winter, or early spring, while temperatures are still cold (but ground is workable) to germinate naturally in spring. Be sure to mark the area where you planted them, and that the soil is consistently moist.