WILD VIOLET, ENGLISH VIOLET Viola odorata
One of the earliest wild flowers to bloom, a well-known plant with fragrant flowers!
Type: Hardy perennial
Hardiness zones: 4-9
Height: 6", 15cm
Seeds per pack: 10
Note: These seeds and plants can be harmful if eaten. Ingestion can cause illness such as vomiting or diarrhea.
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.