Caring for violas
Violas will flower over a long period of time, if you deadhead spent blooms regularly. Water regularly if growing in containers. In early summer, trim untidy looking plants back to encourage further flowering. Divide perennial plants in September to invigorate them.
Water regularly, but allow the soil to dry out between waterings. They can tolerate some drought but will bloom best with regular watering.
Pansies and Violas are hardy plants and will survive a frost—and even a hard freeze—for a period of time. Depending on how hard the frost was, flowers that were blooming may wither, but the plants will stay alive. Snow cover actually helps the pansy beds, Read more
Here are the ones you can eat: Viola cornuta, Viola hybrida, Viola tricolor, Viola x williamsiana, Viola odorata. Viola 'Heartsease' earned its name as historically it was used as a medicinal herb and even a love potion.
Established plants are better able to survive. Pansy cold tolerance starts at the roots and they need to be planted in soil that is between 45 and 65 degrees F. Pansies will also need extra fertilizer in the winter.
Pansies and violas are spring-blooming flowers and prefer cool weather. If you're growing them indoors during the summer months, they will do much better if the room they're in is air conditioned.
Violas are remarkably versatile and suit a range of garden situations. They look lovely in pots, whether potted as a collection of individual varieties (as you might do with auriculas), or mixed together. You can also combine them with other plants in mixed containers.
So what are the differences between a viola and violin? The most obvious difference you'll notice when you place a violin and viola next to each other is their size. The viola is bigger, with an average body length of between 15.5 and 16.5 inches Read more
The description of mushy leaves and the yellowing leaves may be the result of a root/crown rot, a fungal disease common to pansies caused by a Phytothera or Fusarium fungi. It is soil borne and infects the roots at the base of the plant. Plants Read more
Viola and Pansy (Viola spp. The thick, sticky pollen of members of the various violas, including pansies, is too heavy to be caught up in the wind.
Dirt can build up on the instrument's strings which can interfere with tonal quality and even make it sound scratchy. Also, rosin and dust may build up on the body which can cause it to lose it's shine, or affect the sound as well. Luckily, Read more
Your violas are dying because they are exposed to excessive heat. These flowers prefer to grow in temperatures between 40 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. But when the temperature goes beyond you need to provide them with shade.
Root rot also causes wilting and pansies with yellow leaves. Various soil-borne pathogens, including Pythium, Fusarium, and Rhizoctonia cause root rot and is often due to poor soil drainage, overwatering, or containers standing in water.
These plants tend to become leggy if grown in excess shade or with age and as the season turns hot. They can be cut back by about half, watered and fertilized and will rejuvenate later with cooler weather if they survive the hot summer.
viola, (genus Viola), genus of about 500 species of herbs or low shrubs in the family Violaceae, including the small solid-coloured violets and the larger-flowered, often multicoloured violas and pansies.
Light: Violas are tolerant of most conditions, yet will thrive in full sun or part shade especially during the spring, yet will easily fade in full sun during summer heat, and best to transplant into dappled shade. Soil: Moist, nutrient-rich soil that is well drained Read more
Pansies and the other violas are best grown in humusy, moist soil, such as a peat-based potting mix, or garden soil heavily amended with organic material. Violas like a slightly acidic soil; peat moss as a soil additive will help slightly acidify garden soil.
Caused by a fungus (Podosphaera violae) that thrives in shady, crowded conditions, powdery mildew appears as a white, talcum powder-like growth on the tops and undersides of pansy leaves. Infected leaves sometimes turn yellow, twist, curl or die, especially if the fungi attack as the Read more
Pansies (Viola x wittrockiana), one species of viola flower, is a perennial in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 6 to 10 and offers colorful blooms. They are safe to plant in your garden or in containers near your pets.
Now is an ideal time to attract bees to your garden by planting summer flowering shrubs, cottage garden flowers and patio flowers. The soil temperatures are ideal for fast germination of a wide variety of flowering seeds including Wallflowers, Pansies, Violas and Double Daisies.
Planting: Set out plants anytime in early spring, once danger of hard frost is past. Violas do best in cooler spring and fall conditions, yet will also do well in mid-summer if plants are kept deadheaded to encourage continuous blooms.
Staking: No staking is required. Watering: Violas prefer well-drained soil, and can develop root rot or leaves can mold if grown in standing water or in overly tight conditions.
Violas tend to have small flowers and tolerate heat, with a long flowering season from early summer to early autumn. Pansies have larger, more intensely coloured blooms and are most commonly used as winter bedding.
Powdery mildew is a fungal disease that has the potential to severely damage pansies. Like grey mould, powdery mildew produces a white fuzz that covers the leaves and stems of the pansy plant; it starts as small white spots and gradually spreads to envelop whole Read more
Violas love the cool weather of early spring, and thrive in milder temperatures from 40 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Mulch and water will help offset the stress of high temperatures. With proper care, violas can bloom all summer and most will bloom again in the Read more
Violas like full sun, but not the heat it brings. This isn't a problem in cool spring temperatures, but when planting in the summer, make sure they get some shade during the hottest part of the afternoon.
Ability to balance humidity Usually, a viola should be able to function well when it is exposed to a 40% to 60% relative humidity. Going beyond the range might be dangerous to your violas. You should choose the gear which could balance the level of Read more
When & Where to Plant Viola Light: Violas are tolerant of most conditions, yet will thrive in full sun or part shade especially during the spring, yet will easily fade in full sun during summer heat, and best to transplant into dappled shade. Fertilize, as Read more
Violas are perennial, but die out in the heat of summer. Many people grow them as annuals, replacing them every year. You can grow them for spring bloom or fall bloom or both, if you can keep them alive during the summer.
All are fragrant, deer resistant and quite easy to grow.
Applying ammonia fertilizer is not only a waste of money but it can also compromise the health of your pansies and violas. For best results, apply a standard 15-2-20 formula, high-nitrate pansy formula fertilizer at 4-day intervals through March 15.
Violas combine well with spring bulbs and foliage plants in containers. They make excellent ground cover planted under shrubs and trees. The edible varieties can also be grown with mixed salad leaves.
Light: Violas are tolerant of most conditions, yet will thrive in full sun or part shade especially during the spring, yet will easily fade in full sun during summer heat, and best to transplant into dappled shade.
Pansies and Violas are hardy plants and will survive a frost—and even a hard freeze—for a period of time. Depending on how hard the frost was, flowers that were blooming may wither, but the plants will stay alive.
Water violas well until plants are established. Do not let violas dry out; they do best with regular water. Violas benefit from a light dose of organic fertilizer each month during the growing season. Deadhead blooms often to encourage fresh blooms. Hot weather causes viola Read more
Viola odorata has no toxic effects reported.
Several species of slugs wreak havoc on violas. These nocturnal pests leave a slimy trail behind as they work their way towards viola plants during the night. As they feed, they leave behind smooth-edged holes in the flowers and leaves of violas and closely-related pansies.
The heat is a signal to the plant that it is time to start a new generation, so it goes into overdrive to produce seeds instead of blossoms. If the pansies are planted at the wrong time for your zone, a likely reason for the Read more
Evidence from pollen and ovule number suggests that the species is facultative autogamy. Pollinators were indispensable for pollination of viola, but pollination in viola was done by a different mechanism from the typical insect-mediated pollination that sticky pollen grains adhere to the exposed stigmas.
A study which amended soil with coffee grounds, in both pots and in the ground, tested five horticultural plants (broccoli, leek, radish, viola and sunflower). They found that coffee grounds stunted plant growth, including the growth of weeds. Similar results have been found by others.