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About This Plant...
Genus and species: Viola tricolor
Plant type: cool-season annual
Height: -
Location and soil: part shade; average soil
Uses: edging, containers
Bloom time: early spring
Color range: apricot, blue, burgundy, orange, purple, yellow; single, bicolor, and tricolor
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 12 weeks
When to transplant to garden: after last heavy spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: -
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 14 days
Germination temp.: 70-75 degrees F.
Sowing Depth: 1/16 inch
Needs light or dark to germinate: dark
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 6-8 inches
Growing On...
Pests:
Diseases:
Growing tips: blooms better in cool weather; shear plants back to 2 inches in mid-summer for fall bloom; tolerates light frost; fall sowing in zones 9-10


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