Violet, Sweet (Viola odorata), packet of 20 seeds, organic

$4.95

Family:  Violet (Violaceae)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 9

(Sweet Violet) Spreading evergreen perennial groundcover, fully frost hardy and preferring moist soils in the shade or part sun. This is a German cultivar with light blue flowers peaking in early spring that emit the delicate, singular and delightful scent of violets, which in full bloom wafts fleetingly across the garden.  Traditional use (TWM): oral antiseptic, antitussive, resolvent.  The germination of violet seed is a fairly long affair.  Seed sown in the fall will germinate in the spring.  Maintain flat in cool, shady conditions.  Seed sown in the early spring may germinate later in the spring, or it may take until the following spring (12 months, more or less) to come up.  Space plants 1 foot apart–they will soon fill the interstices.

20 seeds/pkt., Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Question

    Nancy

    Is it possible to grow sweet violets in Phoenix, Arizona area. Or is it possible to grow them in containers?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Nancy,
      In the moist shade, yes, if you can find that in phoenix…
      Richo

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    • Leslie Beauchamp

      I have a big some that were in summer shade and winter sun under an ash tree. The ash died leaving the violets in full phoenix sun. They looked a little ragged in June but are back to looking good now.

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    Amy

    Is it too late to start a flat of these in the front range of Colorado? Thanks Richo!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Amy,
      Probably not too late, there is still quite a bit of cold available to you. Richo

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    • deanna jayne

      Hi Richo,
      Could these seeds Viola odorata, be purchased in bulk? I need about 200 seeds. Thanks, deanna

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Deanna,
      I wish we could produce bulk on these, I’m sure that would be helpful. May I suggest that this late in the year it might be more productive to simply buy some plants and propagate them from runners?
      Richo

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    jenna oneill

    When do you plan on getting more seeds for the sweet violet? Have they already sold out for this year?

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      Admin Richo Cech

      We’ll be making the new harvest in May.

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    • Tammy

      Please hive me an estimated time when you will have the violet flower seeds back in stock. Thanks!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      We have collected the violet seeds and they are available to you immediately via mail order. If you want to wait for the website to open back up for seed sales, that will be Sep 1. richo

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    • kristina (verified owner)

      Hello, I just received my seeds and wondering if I can plant the violet seeds under our large pines? Their branches are pretty high from the ground so believe they will get enough natural light however concerned about the acidic characteristic of the pine needles? Can I or rather Should I do this?? ;-))) Thanks so much, love your site and books!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Kristina, Yes, the site sounds allright, but I would plant these seeds in deep flats or pots, to afford more control, as they are slow germinators. richo

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    • Dani

      Hello, how strong is the fragrance of these violets?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Dani,
      In season, swoonworthy.
      Richo

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    • Nicole

      Hello, when will the seeds be back in stock?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Nicole,
      New crop seed now in stock, feel free to order.
      Richo

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