This page talks about growing viola flower plants.
Violas are a unique flower because there are over 500 species of viola flowers! Violas are great to grow because they are heat and cold tolerant, and can grow in all seasons!
It’s best to grow violas in the cool season or colder climates, and act as a bridge between seasons in warmer seasons. Violas are capable of self-seeding, but can also be started indoors 4-6 weeks before transplanting. 4 weeks before the last spring frost is the best time to transplant your violas. If violas are being planted in the fall, seeds should be started during mid-summer.
To start the seeds indoors, fill your flats or pots ¼ inch below the top edge with sterile potting mix. Spread 2-3 seeds in each cell or post, and cover with more potting mix. Set in a location with a temperature between 65 F and 70 F, and keep the soil moist. Once the seeds sprout, move the seedlings to a sunny window or under plant lights. Once the first true leaves appear, the seedlings will be ready to transplant.
Choose a location with a good amount of shade. Before planting, set the seedlings outdoors for 4 hours the first day, and slowly increase the amount of time they’re outside by 1-2 hours. This will help condition the violas for the brighter light. After the seedlings have hardened (approx. 10-14 days), they are ready to be planted into the ground.
Enjoy your violas and happy gardening!
David’s Garden Seeds, gardening is our passion. We provide top quality
non-GMO seeds so families can learn to garden and love it. In turn, we
hope they will pass this passion down to their children and
grandchildren, teaching them to grow delicious food, fresh herbs, and
"I bought just one packet of Beefsteak Tomato Tycoon and I never had 100% germination before.Every seed that David sent has sprouted. And the blue colored seed makes it so much easier to see. Excellent quality." --Jack G.
There are not enough characters available to describe the integrity of this seller and the willingness to please the customer that I was blessed with when I ordered from David's Garden Seeds. David has gone above and beyond and then some more to be sure I was a satisfied customer.(I am) I will always shop here first when buying my seeds in the spring. Class act all the way! Thank you very much!!!" --Gail, Texas
"Thank you so much for your generous donation to our nursing home. Your kindness has touched the lives of our residents and staff." --Nurse Carol, Baton Rouge, LA
"Will definitely order from David's Garden Seeds in the future! The
seed-starting tray that I ordered was sent and received in a timely
manner, and, as expected, is very well-made. In addition, the seller
responds to messages very promptly and politely, which is a rarity in a
day and age when a person generally gets stuck on the phone with
elevator music for an eternity!"
DavidsGardenSeeds is located at:
7715 Tezel Drive San Antonio, TX 78250
We are open Mon-Fri from 9am to 5pm.