Annuals forum: Wild violas?

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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Jun 15, 2016 6:47 PM CST
I finally took a picture of the white violas that sprung up in my daylily bed. I planted violas (Johnny jump-ups) last year in a bed that was on the opposite side of my garden, but this viola is white, not purple like the rest, and there are no nearby volunteer Johnny jumps ups, so this appears to be a truly wild viola, not a mutated volunteer from my seeds I planted last year.

If anyone can help ID this variety, please do!


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P.s. please ignore my overgrown DL bed. I'm having problems with grass growing in it, which is very difficult to pull out (and it keeps growing back when I do).
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Name: Sue Taylor
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kniphofia
Jun 16, 2016 10:18 AM CST
It's possible your V tricolor did see around, they are quite variable and sometime appear in white or yellow forms.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DogsNDaylilies
Jun 16, 2016 12:19 PM CST
kniphofia said:It's possible your V tricolor did see around, they are quite variable and sometime appear in white or yellow forms.


That's what I originally thought, but there are zero other violas in this part of the yard. All of my seeds stayed in the garden beds I put them, about fifty feet away. The chances that one seed flew across the garden and just happened to be the one seed that was a mutated version (none of the hundreds of other seedlings are white) seems highly unlikely... Shrug!

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