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Viola Flowers

Viola Flowers

Viola Flowers

There are over 500 different species in the cheeryViola genus, including annuals, perennials, and even some subshrubs: it's been said each flower has its own face! Collectively, they are known as violas, though individual distinctive garden types are usually called pansies (Viola x wittrockiana), Johnny-jump-ups (Viola tricolor), or violets (Viola sorolia and others). As a group, violas include both pure species types and many hundreds of hybrids and cultivars in all shades of the rainbow. For this project, we wanted to take a much closer look at how social media can help create anticipation, interest, and desire for the product.

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Violas are primarily cool-season bloomers: They are perfect for starting and ending the season in colder climates, and for bridging the seasons in warmer zones where they can remain in bloom throughout the winter. The timing for planting violas will depend on your climate. In cool climates, they are usually planted in the spring; in climates without winter frost, they can be planted in the fall.Outdoors, the mounded plants make a lovely edging along a path or to define a garden border. Violas are as at home in woodland settings as they are filling crevices in rock walls. Combine them with other cool-weather lovers, such as snapdragons, calendula, and Dianthus. Or tuck violas between spring-flowering bulbs, such as tulips and daffodils, to fill the space as the bulbs fade.

Viola tricolor: more commonly known as Johnny-jump-up, this is a small plant that is one of the genetic parents of pansies. Some hybrid pansies will revert to Johnny-jump-ups as the dropped seeds sprout up as volunteer seedlings. In the garden, it is often used as an edging plant or as a filler.Some Viola species are perennial plants, some are annual plants, and a few are small shrubs. Many species, varieties and cultivars are grown in gardens for their ornamental flowers. In horticulture the term pansy is normally used for those multi-colored, large-flowered cultivars which are raised annually or biennially from seed and used extensively in bedding. The terms viola and violet are normally reserved for small-flowered annuals or perennials, including the wild species. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

 

 

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