Viola Seeds - Sorbet Series Mix
- Seed Count: 20 Seeds
- Maturity Date: 60-70 Days
- Plant Height: 6-8 Inches
- Flower Colors: Mixed, including yellow, purple, blue, and white
- Growth Habit: Compact, mounding
- Sunlight Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Soil Requirements: Rich, well-drained soil
- Other Features: Cold-tolerant, Good for containers and borders
History: Violas have a long history of cultivation, dating back to ancient Greece and Rome where they were used for both their ornamental and medicinal properties. Over the years, the Sorbet Series has been developed to offer a wide array of vibrant colors and a compact growth habit, making it an ideal choice for various garden settings. Originating from a line of carefully selected viola varieties, the Sorbet Series Mix brings together the best features of its ancestors, offering gardeners an eye-catching, robust, and versatile plant.
Uses: The Viola Sorbet Series Mix is a versatile addition to any garden, suitable for containers, hanging baskets, and garden beds. Its vibrant colors make it a popular choice for early spring and late fall gardens, offering visual interest in seasons when many other flowers aren't in bloom. Moreover, the blooms are edible and can be used to garnish salads, desserts, or beverages. In addition to its aesthetic appeal, the Sorbet Series is known for its cold tolerance, making it a great choice for extending the gardening season.
Growth Habit and Planting Instructions: Violas from the Sorbet Series Mix have a compact, mounding growth habit, reaching heights of 6-8 inches. For best results, sow seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last expected frost. Use a seed-starting mix and lightly press the seeds into the soil, maintaining a soil temperature of 65-70°F. Once seedlings have two sets of true leaves, they can be transplanted outdoors. Space plants 6-8 inches apart in an area with well-drained, rich soil and exposure to full sun or partial shade. Water thoroughly but avoid waterlogging the soil. Once established, these violas are relatively low maintenance but will benefit from regular deadheading to encourage more blooms. Feed with a balanced fertilizer every 4-6 weeks for optimum growth and flowering.