Viola Odorata Sweet Violet Reine De Neiges Flower Seeds

Sweet Violet Seeds - Reine De Neiges

Flower Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 5 - 9

Height: 8 inches

Bloom Season: Early to late Spring and again in Fall

Bloom Color: White

Environment: Partial shade to full shade

Soil Type: Rich, moist, well-drained

Latin Name: Viola Odorata

Planting Directions

Temperature: 65 - 75F

Average Germ Time: 10 - 40 days

Light Required: No

Depth: 1/8 inch seeds require darkness to germinate

Sowing Rate: 4 - 5 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 8 inches

Care & Maintenance: Viola

Viola Odorata (Sweet Violet Reine De Neiges) - One of the few flowers that has early spring flowering, but wait that's not all!  It flowers again August to October. Suitable for natural landscaping. Attractive white flowers for butterflies and other pollinators and is used for erosion control. Easy to grow in the flower garden or as a ground cover plant only growing to approximately 8 inches tall. Sweet violet can self-sow if conditions are suitable.  It is called " sweet violet" due to its aromatic scent. This love lived perennial is perfect for a low maintenance planting from flower seeds for many uses.

If you prefer to start viola odorata seeds indoors then start in late winter. Keep at 65 - 75F and cover with humidity dome. If germination does not occur within 28 days, cold stratify at 40F for 6 weeks (this can be done by placing in the refrigerator), then keep at 50F for germination. You may sow these flower seedsd directly outdoors in early spring or late summer and fall in a nursery bed. Keep plants fairly moist with about 1 inch of water per week or possibly even more in very hot weather. Viola odorata can take full sun near the coast and in cool summer areas but absolutely thrives in the shade.