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Viola (Winterhardy Violets)

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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.
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Viola adunca (Hook-spur Violet)

Viola adunca (Hook-spur Violet)

10cm, Hook-spur Violet is a herbaceous perennial native throughout western USA and Canada. It makes narrow, heart shaped, pubescent leaves and pale blue, nodding flowers. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. IV-V.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 6197 € 5,99
Viola aff. riviniana (La Gomera Violet) Exclusive

Viola aff. riviniana (La Gomera Violet) Exclusive

5 (10)cm, La Gomera Violet belongs to the Viola riviniana group, yet differs in various points from continental central European populations. It is native of partially shaded, slightly moist spots in the laurel forest in the central parts of La Gomera island, Spain. It is an evergreen perennial with a dense, short-stemmed, dark green leaf rosette and light blue flowers in late spring. For any humus rich, slightly moist soil in a partially shaded spot with some winter protection (e.g. a dry mulch layer). In cold winters the leaves will die down completely, however plants will make new leaves from the basal part in spring. Alternatively grow under cold glass or in an unheated greenhouse. V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 4697 € 4,99
Viola arvensis (Field Pansy)

Viola arvensis (Field Pansy)

10 (20)cm, Field Pansy, annual to biannual species from cultivated corn fields. Makes numerous small creamy white flowers. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Will readily self-sow under good conditions. IV-V.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 1875 € 2,49*
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Viola bakeri (Baker's Violet)

Viola bakeri (Baker's Violet)

12 (15)cm, Baker's Violet or Yellow Prairie Violet is a perennial, short-stemmed species with elliptic-lanceolate, slightly hairy leaves and rich yellow flowers. Native of dryish meadows and open spots in woods in western USA (coastal mountains from British Columbia southwards to California and western parts of the central states). For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Round Valley Lake, Plumas County, California, USA. V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 0054 € 7,99
Viola beckwithii (Great Basin Violet)

Viola beckwithii (Great Basin Violet)

10cm, Great Basin Violet is native of dry areas in open spots in pinewoods and sagebrush of the Western US (Northeastern Oregon, south to Southeastern California and eastwards to Utah and Idaho). It has dissected, greyish-green leaves in a dense more or less basal rosette and utmost showy bicolored light rose and dark lilac flowers. For any rich, well drained, rather rocky soil in a sunny spot protected from direct rain. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Lone Rock Valley, Plumas County, California, USA at some 1.675m. IV-VI.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 4634 € 7,99
Viola calcarata (Long Keeled Violet)

Viola calcarata (Long Keeled Violet)

10cm, Long Keeled Violet is a rarely cultivated perennial, slightly clump forming species from rock crevices and subalpine meadows in the Western Alps. It makes quite large, vivid brilliant mauve blue to lilac blue flowers. For any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Excellent in the rock garden. V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 6241 € 7,99
Viola canadensis var. rugulosa (Western Canada Violet)

Viola canadensis var. rugulosa (Western Canada Violet)

15 (25)cm, Western Canada Violet makes white flowers with a yellow throat and short, dark lilac stripes on lower petals. It has quite large, cordate (= heart shaped) leaves and showy prominent veins, which is typical for this variety. From sunny spots in woods in north-western USA and western Canada. For any leafy, well drained soil in partial shade. IV-VI.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 1998 € 4,99
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Viola cornuta (Horned Pansy)

Viola cornuta (Horned Pansy)

15cm, Horned Pansy has rather large, pale lilac blue, slightly fragrant flowers and a white center, lower petal with lilac veins above loosely arranged, oblong-narrow, dark green leaves. Native of mountain meadows and rock crevices in the Pyrenees. Seeds are from true-to-type plants and not from hybrids often offered under this name in commerce. For any well drained soil in a sunny spot in the rock garden. IV-VII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 1884 € 4,99
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Viola corsica ssp. corsica (syn. Viola bertolonii)

Viola corsica ssp. corsica (syn. Viola bertolonii)

10 (20)cm, Corsica Violet is a rarely seen and very ornamental violet with numerous, quite large, pale purplish to deep lilac flowers with short to medium sized spurrs above elongating, slightly prostrate stems with broadly lanceolate leaves. Corsica Violet has a very long flowering period. It is native of mountainous regions on the island of Corsica (France) at above an elevation of some 1.200m. Excellent in any well drained, preferably humus rich soil in a sunny spot. IV-VII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 1885 € 4,99
Viola douglasii (Douglas' Golden Violet)

Viola douglasii (Douglas' Golden Violet)

10cm, Douglas' Golden Violet is native of grassy slopes and open spots in oak woods in Oregon and California. It has dissected leaves in a more or less basal rosette and bright golden flowers. For any rich, well drained, rather rocky soil in a sunny and preferably protected spot. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Greenville, Plumas County, California, USA. IV-VI.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 4635 € 8,99
Viola elatior (Tall Violet)

Viola elatior (Tall Violet)

20 (40)cm, Tall Violet makes elegant sky blue flowers with a white center above long, arrow shaped, light green leaves on tufted stems branching from the ground. Growing in moist meadows and open spots in scrub from France to N Italy, Siberia and NW China. For any leafy, well drained soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. IV-VI.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 1892 € 3,99*
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Viola jooi (Transylvania Violet)

Viola jooi (Transylvania Violet)

7 (12)cm, Transylvania Violet is an elegant, yet quite rare species with shiny deep green foliage and rosy purplish flowers. For any humus rich, slightly moist soil in full to partial shade. III-V.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 1900 € 4,99
Viola jordanii (Jordan's Violet)

Viola jordanii (Jordan's Violet)

10 (20)cm, Jordan's Violet is a very rare perennial species from dry crevices in the Hautes-Alpes (France). Makes loosely arranged, elongated cordate leaves and pale blue flowers. For any rich, well drained soil in a partially shaded to sunny spot. IV-V.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 3300 € 4,99*
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Viola labradorica (Labrador Violet)

Viola labradorica (Labrador Violet)

15cm, Labrador Violet makes an excellent ground covering plant with highly decorative, dark purplish green foliage and deep blue flowers. For a partially shaded to shaded spot in any rich, well drained soil. Native in from the artic circle in North America extending south towards New Hampshire. III-V.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 1903 € 3,99*
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Viola lanceolata (Lance-leaved Violet)

Viola lanceolata (Lance-leaved Violet)

10 (14)cm, Lance-leaved Violet is a perennial species from North America. It has long, narrow leaves and white flowers with purplish veins on the lower petal. For any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. IV-V.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 7513 € 7,99
Viola lobata (Yellow Pine Violet)

Viola lobata (Yellow Pine Violet)

10cm, Yellow Pine Violet is native of open spots in oak forests in Oregon and California. It has broadly dissected to lobed leaves in a lax rosette and bright golden flowers. For any humus rich, slightly rocky, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Prattville, Plumas County, California, USA at some 1.500m. IV-VI.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package4636 € 7,99
Viola macloskeyi var. macloskeyi (Northern White Violet)

Viola macloskeyi var. macloskeyi (Northern White Violet)

10cm, Northern White violet or Smooth White Violety is a small species found throught Canada and USA except for the southern parts. It makes lose basal leaf rosettes and white flowers with inner dark violet nerves. For any humus rich, slightly moist soil in a partially shaded to sunny spot. V.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package9300 € 7,99
Viola mirabilis (Wonder Violet)

Viola mirabilis (Wonder Violet)

15 (20)cm, Wonder Violet has light blue flowers on short stems which elongate after the flower period, and large, heart shaped, dark green leaves. From deciduous forests in central and N Europe, growing in rich, well drained soil in a partially to shaded spot. IV-V.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 1907 € 3,99
Viola nephrophylla (Northern Bog Violet)

Viola nephrophylla (Northern Bog Violet)

10cm, Northern Bog Violet is a perennial species found throughout North America. It has pale bluish-purple flowers and kidney-shaped leaves. For any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. IV-V.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 7514 € 7,99
Viola novae-angliae (New England Violet)

Viola novae-angliae (New England Violet)

10cm, New England Violet is a perennial species from northeastern North America. It has pale soft blue flowers and kidney-shaped leaves. For any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. IV-V.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 7515 € 7,99
Viola odorata (Sweet Violet)

Viola odorata (Sweet Violet)

10 (15)cm, Sweet Violet is native across Europe. Has sweetly scented, dark blue flowers above almost round to heartshaped. large leaves. Will naturalize easily in any rich, well drained soil in partial shade to full sun. III-V.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 1908 € 1,99
Viola pedatifida (Prairie Violet)

Viola pedatifida (Prairie Violet)

10 (13)cm, Prairie Violet (syn. Viola palmata var. pedatifida) is native from southern Canady to central-northern USA. It bears unusual leaves, which are palmately divided into narrow segments, and bright violet blue flowers. Excellent for a sunny spot in the rock garden in any well drained soil. IV-V.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package3096 € 4,99*
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Viola perinensis (Balkan Violet)

Viola perinensis (Balkan Violet)

10cm, Balkan Violet is a perennial species from mountain meadows in the Balkans. It makes numerous showy rich purplish-blue or yellow flowers. Offered seeds are from yellow-flowering specimens of the Pirin Mountains in Bulgaria. For any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. IV-V.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 7516 € 7,99
Viola persicifolia (Fen Violet)

Viola persicifolia (Fen Violet)

7 (12)cm, Fen Violet is a dwarf perennial species with arrow shaped leaves and several stalks with white flowers shaded sky blue. Native of semi moist, unfertilized meadows in central and northern Europe. Has become very rare due to ongoing destruction of its' habitats for agricultural purposes. Easily grown in any rich soil in full sun to partial shade. IV-VI.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 3442 € 4,99
Viola pinetorum (Yellow Goosefoot Violet)

Viola pinetorum (Yellow Goosefoot Violet)

10cm, Yellow Goosefoot Violet or Pine Violet is a perennial species with lanceolate, greyish, smoothly pubescent leaves with undulated margins and rich lemon yellow flowers. Native of open spots in coniferous forests in California. For any rich, very well drained, slightly rocky soil in full sun. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Round Valley Lake, Plumas County, California, USA. V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package0053 € 7,99