How To Grow Viola Flowers From Seed

This sweet biennial can be sown late summer, autumn and winter in warmer climates. Grown in containers and as a border plant they flower over a long time. This hardy flower will tolerate light frosts.

Sowing + Germination Tips: 
  • Raise as seedlings, sow 6mm deep, darkness is required for germination. 
  • Bottom watering or misting will avoid dislodging the seeds.
  • Germination should take 4-28 days @ 17-21°C.
  • Once the seedling is about 5cm tall they are then ready to be transplanted outside into the garden.

Planting Tips:

  • When planting out the seedlings, leave about 20cm between each plant. 
  • As most viola only grow to 20cm they do well grown in containers. 
  • They prefer a full sun to part shade position with well draining soil. 

Harvesting Tips:

  • Viola take around 100 days to bloom from seed. 
  • The flowers are edible, they can be added to pretty up salads and desserts.
  • Harvest the flowers when fully open.
  • Violas love to self seed! 

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