Close

This website uses essential cookies only. These cookies are technically necessary in order to make all website functions work (e.g. the shopping cart). They are user session based and will automatically expire after 60 minutes of user inactivity.
See our policy on Data Protection and Privacy, Customer Account & Cookies

Viola (Winterhardy Violets)

« Previous  1 2 Next » 
All Violets offered on this page are fully hardy perennials with nice foliage and showy flowers. Several species are suited as excellent ground-covering plants. Most members within this broad family grow well in any rich, well drained, and slightly moist soil during summer in a partially shaded to sunny position. A small group of utmost beautiful and very rare species with rosulate leaves (i. e. with leaves arranged in a dense basal rosette), which are native of subalpine regions in South America (Viola section Andinium), as well as most other subalpine members, such as Viola cheiranthiifolia and Viola palmensis, both native of the Canary islands, require especially in winter a good protection from excessive wetness. These species are best grown under cold glass throughout the year with a layer of grit sand or crushed lava around their base.
Sow flat at some 5°C to 15°C from autumn to late spring. Seeds require a cooling period for several months prior to germination. As it is the case in many hardy perennials, if seeds are sowed too late in the year, most will not germinate before spring the following year. Transplant seedlings in early summer or as soon as plants are strong enough. Some may flower in summer the same year already, some may need another year. Several species have two flower seasons, a major one in spring and a second, minor one in late summer, which greatly depends on weather.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6 unless stated differently.
20 seeds per package unless noted differently.
Articles
Viola tricolor ssp. eutricolor Exclusive

Viola tricolor ssp. eutricolor Exclusive

15 (25)cm, a very colorful, yet almost unknown subspecies, with several combinations of dark violet and yellow shades above dark green leaves. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot, where it will self-sow readily under appropiate conditions. V-VII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 1926 € 3,99*
seed package
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.
Viola tricolor ssp. subalpina Exclusive

Viola tricolor ssp. subalpina Exclusive

15 (20)cm, almost spreading, biannual to short-lived perennial Violet with bicolored flowers with lilac to mauve upper and pale mauve to almost white lower petals. From partially shaded to sunny places in rocky soils in grassy slopes and rock crevices in mountains in southern Europe (Alps). A very nice, yet rarely seen subspecies which is more compact and robust in all parts with slightly larger flowers and more oval leaves in contrast to Viola tricolor ssp. tricolor. We offer the true-to-type subspecies which is very rarely seen. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot, where it will self-sow readily. V-VII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package7355 € 4,99
seed package
Viola tricolor ssp. tricolor (Heartsease)

Viola tricolor ssp. tricolor (Heartsease)

15 (25)cm, Heartsease is a spreading, tricolored violet with numerous flowers of ornamental violet blue upper and whitish-cream lower petals above narrow leaves. Native throughout meadows from Europe to western Siberia, Asia Minor and North Africa. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. An annual to biannual species which will naturalize readily under good conditions. Two color forms are available which come mostly true. Form 2 shows darker upper petals or may flower entirely dark purplish-blue. V-VII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 1928 € 3,99*
seed package
seed package (form 2)4401 € 3,99
seed package (form 2)
(form 2)
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.
Viola uliginosa (Bog Violet) Exclusive

Viola uliginosa (Bog Violet) Exclusive

5 (10)cm, Bog Violet has become a rare and threatened species native from marshes and bogs in Central Europe to northwestern Asia. It makes broad heartshaped to almost round leaves and rich inkblue flowers. Easily grown in any humus rich, always slightly moist soil in a sunny spot. V-VII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package5255 € 4,99
Viola yedoensis

Viola yedoensis

10 (13)cm, violet native of open spots in woods and moist soils in Central and Southern Japan. Makes elongated oval to arrow-shaped leaves in a dense rosette and pale blue to purplish blue flowers in spring. Easily cultivated in any humus rich, always slightly moist soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. IV-V.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package4641 € 4,99*
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.