Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Viola Etain (Violet, Pansy)

Theresa was happy to plant three of these flowers in her Our Lady of Grace Mary Garden. They arrived from Bluestone Perennials looking a little bedraggled with a lot of brown and yellow leaves around their bases, but they also had a few buds and a couple of spent flowers. They should like their new location and perk up soon.
Photo taken July11, 2011

Religious Name: Trinity Flower

Height: Short 6-8" / Plant 8" apart
Bloom Time: Spring to Summer
Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Full Shade
Zones: 5-8
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy, Acidic
Flower Color / Accent: Yellow / Lavender

Description: Large pale lemon yellow blossoms with elegant lavender margins. Very floriferous in spring and early summer, it reblooms lightly through the whole season. Lovely fragrance - best in cool, moist setting. Avoid full sun in the south. In spring, purple edges develop as temperatures warm up.

Features to Note: Good for Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Long Blooming 4 weeks or more

General Information: Like miniature Pansies but blooming continuously right through the warmest summer. Perfectly hardy, we have seen them blooming here as the snow melts away. A vibrant splash of color.

Plant Care: Remove seed heads to prevent prolific seeding.

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