when do wild violets bloom
Growing Wild Violet Plants in the Garden. Wild violets make great accents around trees, near water sources, and beds. They also make excellent choices for instant ground cover in a woodland garden. They can even be grown in containers. Both the leaves and flowers (which bloom in late winter and early spring) are also edible and rich in vitamins.
Leaves: Violet leaves are palmate, alternate, and are somewhat an oblong heart or kidney shape. The leaf margin is serrated (toothed) and they do not have any hairs. They can grow to anywhere between 13mm and 50mm in width. Height: Wild violets, depending on geographical location and soil quality grow anywhere from 15cm to 25cm tall.
Wild violets are often among first flowers to bloom in the spring. They are a perennial, coming back stronger and more plentiful every year. If you are not a fan of these wild beauties, you will have to aggressively work to rid them from your yard. Dig up the plant in the spring with your hand trowel.
While wild violets may sound like delightful plants – and their deep purple blooms are pretty – they’re actually an aggressive weed that will happily invade your lawn if left unchecked. Typically found in northern regions of the U.S., wild violets flower in the spring and prefer the damp, shady parts of …
First of all, do not confuse wild violets with African violets. They are not even close to being the same thing. African violets make gorgeous houseplants, but definitely should not be on your list of fun things to throw into your salad. They will make you very sick. Typically, wild violets have purple flowers …
Taxonomy and Botany of Wild Violets
Sweet Violets descended from the European wild sweet violet, Viola odorata. Bedding Violas (the flower that we usually call “violas”) were hybridized from pansies and Viola cornuta. Pansies developed from the wild violas, Viola lutea and Viola tricolor (“johnny-jump-up”). Violets are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species.
Like most plants, African violets produce bloom from the new growth, generally the first (youngest) three rows of leaves. This means that more than 4 or 5 rows, or 12-15 leaves, is unnecessary. Limiting foliage grown will encourage blossom production (the plant will have no choice).
Apr 20, 2007 · Update: Specifically, I would like to know if there is a type of violet that might possibly still be in bloom in mid September. If not, then is there any type of wild flower that might be in bloom in late summer/early autumn, particularly in the South (Arkansas).