Viola - Brush Strokes
These very unusual and distinctive small viola faces produce a palette of colours as if individually brushed by an artist. The bushy, dwarf plants give outstanding garden performance in summer or autumn displays.
Sow seeds on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed compost and apply a fine sprinkling of vermiculite, just covering the seed. Place container in a propagator or seal inside a polythene bag and place in a warm temperature of 15-20C until after germination which usually takes 10-15 days. Take care not to provide too high a temperature, as this can prevent germination. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm pots. Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out 15cm apart. September sown plants should be over-wintered in a cold frame and planted out