A cool-season perennial full of color and whimsy, the Viola is a fun and easy addition to your permanent landscape. They come in a wide range of colors and are quite resistant to common pests and plant diseases, making them a great choice to fill out your flower beds. Native to North America, the viola grows well in a range of climates and soil conditions.
While they are revered for their sweet perfumed scent, viola flowers are also completely edible and used as a pretty garnish atop salads and baked goods in the culinary world. They also have excellent medicinal properties when consumed as a strong tea - helping to support the lungs and treat respiratory infections.
Growing Violas in GardenSoxx® | Plant Family: Violaceae
How to Grow Violas in Your GardenSoxx®
Violas are fairly easy to grow from seed and can be sown indoors about 8-10 weeks before the last frost. They will do well when transferred outside while the air is still cool. Allow them to have space to grow and spread, and they will return year after year.
Deadheading violas will allow them to produce a bushier set of blooms and will encourage continuous flowers until the first frost in fall.