Viola - Gemini Purple and White
This is a vigorous, early-flowering viola with a slightly larger flower size and unique colour. It is great for colour in pots and containers, especially hanging baskets. The flowers have purple upper petals with white and yellow splash shades and look as if they are wearing purple caps. They grow to a height of 10-12cm.
Sow in February/March in good compost in greenhouse with gentle heat (20-25C), or in May to July in trays in a cold frame or seed bed. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, prick off glasshouse sowings, harden off in April and transplant in May 8cm apart. Transplant spring sowings to a nursery bed and into flowering site in September.