Perennials forum: Perennial Plant of the Week: Viola

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 20, 2012 8:18 AM CST

Violas (Viola)








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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Feb 20, 2012 9:54 AM CST
I have Viola Laguna. Its a vigerous spreader but so low it keeps other stuff out.

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Name: Bob
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NJBob
Feb 20, 2012 10:05 AM CST

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Very nice Jo Ann.
Name: tarev
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tarev
Feb 20, 2012 10:09 AM CST
I used to have violas in one of my containers. I think I bought about 5 little seedlings from Home Depot and have planted them first with my schefflera in Nov 2010:
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I thought it will start to dwindle come winter time, but it was a rainy winter season then, it loved the rain and come end of March 2011 it grew this much:


I had to move the schefflera coz it was being overwhelmed by the violas and in its place I have put our lavender anouk in june 2011. I did not know what happened to the violas afterwards, as I had emergency travel back home which lasted the whole summer..I think the plants got fried by the summer heat and my hubby tried his best. And so far it did not return..I was hoping there could be some little seeds left on the container. But then again our winter this year was really very mild and drier.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Feb 20, 2012 10:14 AM CST
They look so cheerful in the container.
I like the deep egplant color at the leaf stem part of the Lagunas. I am constantly weeding them out .
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 20, 2012 11:42 AM CST
Love your Violas, Jo Ann, they are different. I'm going to add that one to my collection. Lovey dubby

Tarev, cool planter full of Jump Ups. If that doesn't put a smile on your face, I don't know what will. Green Grin! Big Grin
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Feb 20, 2012 12:02 PM CST
Be careful they really spread fast and are prolific. I moved the 3 year old mother plant to the back hill aka "no mans Land"
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 20, 2012 12:06 PM CST
I have some that are that way too, and it's fine for where I want them. I'm looking for prolific. Do you have other varieties?
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Feb 20, 2012 1:01 PM CST
No other varieties. Laguna was given to me the first year I was here and started gardens 2008.
At least it's not as offensive as Creeping Jenny which is hard to weed out.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 20, 2012 1:19 PM CST
True. My Creeping Jenny is in a pot. So far.
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virginiarose
Feb 20, 2012 1:37 PM CST
Love the Viola. Lovey dubby

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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 20, 2012 2:09 PM CST
I love it that they are breeding for leaf color more now as well. Some very interesting leaves! Lovey dubby

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