VIOLA tricolor

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VIOLA tricolor

Wild Pansy

Select Item No. VA274

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
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Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Violaceae
Origin: Europe: roadsides, meadows.
Special Features: VIOLA tricolor is easy to grow with sufficient light and warmth. The colors of the flowers change with an increasing amount of blue. Suitable for natural landscaping. Moderate self-sowing in suitable locations. Attractive for butterflies and other pollinators. Abundant and long lasting flowering.
Historical: Traditional medicinal plant for skin diseases.
 
Basic Colour: (mixture)
Flower Colour: purple-yellow-white colour variants
Natural Flowering Period: April - September
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z9
Foliage: simple, orbicular, basal, not lustrous, soft, green
Growth Habit: clumping
Height with Flowers: 30 cm
Spacing between Plants: 20 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant / tea herb / culinary herb
Usage: honey-bee food plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.625 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1600
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
2 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 - 5 per cell
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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