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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Apr 7, 2016 11:35 PM CST
I ordered 3 kinds of wild violets. One gets pink flowers, the other gets dark purple leaves but is the same species that grows around here, and another has variegated leaves. I'll see how they grow and if they spread!

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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Apr 8, 2016 7:49 AM CST
I love violets too! Look forward to some pics from you!
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gingin
Apr 8, 2016 10:57 AM CST
I too love violets which is a good thing as I am COVERED in wild white ones. Went to a swap once and everyone thought I was crazy asking for purple ones
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Apr 8, 2016 1:34 PM CST
Any native plant that blooms & is too short to need to be mowed is beyond awesome, IMVHO!
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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Apr 8, 2016 1:48 PM CST
The pink ones I'm getting are said to be rare, so I hope to get them spreading and possibly collect seed.
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Coppice
Apr 8, 2016 4:51 PM CST
keithp2012 said:The pink ones I'm getting are said to be rare, so I hope to get them spreading and possibly collect seed.


They tolerate pot culture if you add some sand or chicken-grit to your soiless mix. Once the seed pod has formed, and starts to stick itself up above the leaves pick seed pods.

Put seed pods in a mason-jar with cheese-cloth and ring so that pods can dry. As they dry they explode.

Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
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keithp2012
Apr 16, 2016 5:54 PM CST
Last year I found white violet leaves growing and dug them up and had them in my pocket for an hour until I got home. I put dirt in a pot and put the white tuber in and forgot about it. Well, the pot is full of green leaves now and lavender flowers, what a hardy plant!
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Apr 25, 2016 9:16 PM CST
keithp2012 said:Last year I found white violet leaves growing and dug them up and had them in my pocket for an hour until I got home. I put dirt in a pot and put the white tuber in and forgot about it. Well, the pot is full of green leaves now and lavender flowers, what a hardy plant!



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