Southwest Gardening forum: wild violets beginning to bloom

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Jan 18, 2011 5:33 PM CST
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They have been navigating from deep shade where they bloomed less to more open spaces and are just beginning to bloom.. These began from a small pot I bought at one of the rare plant sales.
Name: Susie
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Aguane
Jan 19, 2011 5:39 PM CST
Pretty!
Mine have scattered to various parts of the yard... no blooms yet. I think mine are in too much shade at the moment.
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Name: Marie
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Desertdenial
Jan 20, 2011 10:30 AM CST
Those are pretty Harold. Are yours the same Susie? If so what is there botanical name?
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HaroldS
Jan 20, 2011 11:04 AM CST
Susie - that's what mine have done. Didn't happen for several years, now growing several feet away from where I planted them.

Maire - no idea of the name. I think the stick in the pot just said wild or maybe sweet violets. They remind me of the wild violets we used to pick by the handful back in Ohio for the May altar.

Have no luck with Australian violets tho. Bought a pot of them at a Tucson yard sale. Get a few blooms but they are really struggling.
Name: Marie
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Desertdenial
Jan 20, 2011 11:11 AM CST
I have the australian ones and they are not really doing too well either
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rodicap
Jan 20, 2011 11:33 AM CST
I did not have good luck with them either. :O(
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HaroldS
Jan 20, 2011 12:36 PM CST
OK then. I don't feel too bad. But the person I bought them from in Tucson had a wonderful patch of them.
Name: Kelly
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locakelly
Jan 20, 2011 8:31 PM CST
Lynn has the Australian violets and I saw them growing like crazy. She gave me a little pot of them and I killed them!
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Name: Susie
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Aguane
Jan 20, 2011 8:52 PM CST
Mine grow like crazy. Spreading. But, I think too much shade for the moment... I'm going to dig a couple up and put them in the sun to see what happens!
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Name: Marie
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Desertdenial
Jan 21, 2011 8:55 AM CST
We need to find out what kind Susie has. Maybe those are what we need to try.
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HaroldS
Jan 21, 2011 12:43 PM CST
I *think* she is talking about the wild ones.
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Aguane
Jan 21, 2011 3:14 PM CST
I'll post a pick later tonight. They look like HaroldS but the leaves seem darker/purplier... might be from the shade. HaroldS look much brighter than mine. Mine a deep green. Bright, med purple flower
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locakelly
Jan 21, 2011 5:46 PM CST
Yep, I think we need Susie's kind Marie... Thumbs up
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Feb 8, 2011 2:08 PM CST
Bennie gave me some a couple of years ago but they died. I love what you have, Harold!
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Name: Susie
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Aguane
Feb 8, 2011 2:19 PM CST
Violets I have growing and spreading in my yard. None have bloomed yet this year. I think they may need a little more sun! I'd say the photo is their true color. Darker green than HaroldS, I think.
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Name: Marie
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Desertdenial
Feb 8, 2011 3:48 PM CST
Looks like they handled the freeze with no problem!!
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Name: Susie
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Aguane
Feb 8, 2011 4:12 PM CST
I think none of the various patches of violet clumps froze. Even the clumps in shade. Strange.
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