viola sorbet series

Violas are workhorses in the fall, winter and spring garden. Even though the flowers are smaller than those of pansies, they are produced so prolifically and solidly across the canopy that the effect can almost resemble paint. They are amazingly cold-tolerant, and if properly fed will bounce back from extreme cold temperatures (aka Winter 2014) more quickly than pansies. To paraphrase Shakespeare from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, though they are small, they are fierce…

Planting Tips

Violas should be spaced 8-10 ” apart. Be sure to use winter-type, nitrate-based feed when soils are damp and cold.