Do violas come back every year?

flowering period, delightful blooms and lovely scent, plus they will grow back year after year.

When should you plant violas?

when to plant violas Sow viola seed undercover in the spring in March and April or in the autumn in September and October. Plant out seedlings in the spring. If growing winter-flowering varieties, these can be planted out in the winter months.

Where is the best place to plant violas?

For best results, violas should be grown either in full sun or light or dappled shade. They prefer a fertile soil enriched with lots of organic matter, which holds plenty of moisture in spring and summer, doesn’t dry out or become waterlogged. Add a general or high potash granular feed to the soil before planting out.

What is the growing season for violas?

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.

Are violas poisonous to dogs?

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.

Should I Deadhead violas?

Maintenance Tips. In order to keep pansies and violas looking their best, they need to be deadheaded pretty frequently, at least once a week for best results. If they are in a pot by your front door, you may be able to quickly remove the spent flowers and seedpods everyday.

Why is my dog eating my pansies?

Why do dogs eat pansies? Dogs will typically eat pansies out of boredom or because they’re being dogs and don’t know any better.

Are violas toxic to dogs?

What’s the best way to plant a viola?

Plant directly into the pot by pressing the seeds lightly into the surface of the pot. After sowing cover with a sheet of newspaper or cardboard to limit the light to the seeds.

How big of a pot do you need for violas?

Choose a pot at least 200 mm wide and deep. Position in full sun with protected from the afternoon sun. Fill the chosen pots with quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter. Plant directly into the pot by pressing the seeds lightly into the surface of the pot.

Where is the best place to plant Australian violets?

Australian violets are very low maintenance plants that can thrive with very little care and attention if planted in the right areas. As mentioned in the previous section, you’ll want to plant this species in moist areas near bodies of water such as ponds, streams, and waterfalls, thus allowing you to worry less about a watering routine.

What to do with violas in the winter?

Young plants set out in autumn survive winter cold in many areas. Encourage fast growth by mixing a balanced organic fertiliser into the soil before planting. Drench plants with a liquid fertiliser every three weeks to support prolonged blooming. Combine petite violas with other hardy annuals such as cineraria or dianthus.