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Violet - Sweet 'Rosina'

Viola odorata
A candy-pink intensely perfumed sweet violet that was popular in the late 19th century, employed in corsage making, nosegays, and perfume crafting. It spreads readily and blooms in early spring, its delicate blossoms a welcome harbinger of warmer weather to come.
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Pot: 3.5" h x 2.63" w (9.5 fl oz)
Lifecycle
Perennial
Perennial Hardiness Zone
5,
6,
7,
8,
9
Mature Size
8" h x 8-12" w
Sun
Partial shade to full shade
Soil
Rich, moist, well-drained
Season
Spring
Color
Dusky pink
Features
Great for containers
Great Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Attracts Butterflies
WHEN TO SET OUTSIDE
In spring, when light frost is still possible, 3 weeks before the last frost date.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Romans fermented violets into a sweet wine, their hangovers cured perhaps by the same flower, for violets possess salicylic acid—the component of aspirin. Their sweetness is used in flavored sugars, exotic marshmallows, and the tiny flowers are dipped in egg white and then sugar and dried to create candied garnishes. They grow well in cool climates, spreading by runners and seeds that spring forth from capsules. In warmer areas, afternoon shade and mulch is beneficial.
Final Spacing:
8"
Water Requirements:
Medium Water Use
Watering Details:
Keep fairly moist with about 1" of water per week, more during especially dry spells. Do not overwater.
Soil pH:
Acidic to neutral
Fertilizer:
Mix in a couple of inches of compost prior to planting. Feed once per month with an organic, water-soluble fertilizer, or mix in a granular type after planting.
Diseases & Pests:
Leaf spots and slugs are possible problems. Treat foliage with an organic fungicide and scatter pelletized iron phosphate at the base of the plants to combat slugs.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
Harvest when flowers are nearly open.