This sought-after, heirloom viola native to the Mediterranean islands of Corsica, Sardinia, and Tuscany, brings cheerful, bright, blue-purple flowers to your garden every season! Long stems give the flower center-stage high above the foliage, and the 1″ bloom size make Corsican Violet a fairly large viola. Reseeds readily and is tolerant of heat and drought. A perennial in USDA zones 3-8, although often grown as an annual. Plants grow up to 6″-8″ tall, 8″-12″ wide, and produce flowers that bloom from spring to fall. Prefers full to partial sun exposure. Botanical Interests’® Corsican Violet Viola Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
Outdoors: In cold climates, sow 4-6 weeks before your average last frost date, or in midsummer for fall and the following spring bloom. In mild climates, sow in late summer for cool–season bloom.
Indoors: Sow 8-10 weeks before your average last frost date for early spring planting, and midsummer for fall planting in both mild and cold climates.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.