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Viola 'Irish Molly' - S1
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Viola 'Irish Molly'

Viola hyb.
More heat tolerant than pansies, violas arrived in the 1860s thanks to the diligent breeding efforts of James Grieve in Scotland. By the 1890s, many were available, including this unique heirloom variety that melds hues of copper, gold, green, and bronzy purple to beautiful effect.
SKU #P4590

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Pot: 3.5" h x 2.63" w (9.5 fl oz)
Lifecycle
Perennial
Perennial Hardiness Zone
6,
7,
8,
9
Mature Size
6" h x 6-12" w
Sun
Full sun to partial shade
Soil
Rich, moist, well-drained
Season
Spring and fall
Color
Copper, gold, bronze and purple hues
Features
Great for containers
Great Cut Flower
Attracts Butterflies
WHEN TO SET OUTSIDE
In spring, when light frost is still possible, 3 weeks before the last frost date
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
A small delight, violas bloom during the first balmy days of spring, just when gardeners are getting down to planting. Many have expressive faces and whiskers of dark tracery across the velvet petals in almost every imaginable color and shade. They look great in containers, planted about the vegetable garden for their edible petals, or at the garden's edge, where many self-sow for a yearly spring treat. They dislike hot summer weather—during this time trim back and they will rebloom in fall.
Final Spacing:
8-12"
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 or peat moss prior to planting. Fertilize with an organic formulation in spring and again in late summer, when fall-blooming buds form.
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.