ROSULATE VIOLAS is a group where VIOLA COTYLEDON belongs, it is an amazing beautiful perennial plant. It has different colors of LEAVES which are colors green, ovate, semi-succulent, with white cartilaginous margins and arranged in compressed rosettes. In EARLY SUMMER, the FLOWER STARTS TO BLOOM and STAND in a RING AROUND THE OUTER EDGE OF THE ROSETTE. The range in colors are from PURE WHITE to DARK BLUE.
WHAT TO KNOW?
“KOTYLEDON” is GREEK word, which means “CUP-SHAPED” and probably refers to the SHAPE OF THE LEAVES. It is where “COTYLEDON” came from.
HOW TO GROW AND CARE FOR VIOLA PATRAEA
• COLD CONDITIONS, SOIL THAT CONTAINS ADEQUATE AMOUNTS OF NUTRIENTS, and AS MUCH LIGHT AS POSSIBLE ARE ESSENTIAL for this plant, because it is known for being DIFFICULT TO KEEP ALIVE.
• This kind of plants grow in enough BARE LOOSE SOILS, which are ordinarily VOLCANIC IN ORIGIN.
• ONLY FROM SEED is how or where this plant grows, also with SOME PATIENCE
• DEFICIENCY OF LIGHT is where etiolation begins, that is why it is COMMONLY THE PROBLEM of this plant which results in elongation of the compact rosettes. It is KNOWN that in any bunch of seedlings, some of them will quickly etiolate, while other MAY NOT. So, there is some outlook in picking ROSULATE VIOLAS more likely to grow SATISFACTORILY IN CULTIVATION.
SOWING VIOLAS DIRECTLY IN THE GARDEN
- Straight to sowing violas into direct the sun to part shade in well-drained soil in fall in the South.
- Ready the soil by pulling out weeds and going organic matter into the top 6-8 inches of soil then level the soil and smoothen it.
- Most plants acknowledge well to soils alter with organic matter. Compost is a wonderful form of organic matter with a good balance of nutrients of composting is a marvelous form, and an ideal pH level, it can be added to your planting area at any time.
- Plant daintily and equally and shield it with ¼ inch of fine soil.
- Compact it easily and keep evenly moist.
- Seedlings come out in 7-14 days depending on the soil and weather conditions.
ANOTHER TIPS ON HOW TO GROW VIOLA COTYLEDON
- During the viola growing season, you must keep the weeds under control. Weeds take all the water, space and nutrients, that the plant must have so, control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating.
- To keep the soil from its moisture, you must add mulches from your plants, because it preserve even soil temperatures. For annuals an organic mulch of shredded leaves lends a natural look to the bed and will improve the soil as it breaks down in time. Always keep mulches off a plant’s stems to prevent possible rot.
- During the growing season, plants need at least 1 inch of rain per week. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It’s best to water with a drop or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. Early in the day, water the plants with elevated sprinklers so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to lessen disease problems. Keep the soil wettish but not soaked.
- Once the plants are established, use some protection from utmost winds and straight hot sunlight may be certain. Good air movement is also important.
- Light fertilizer can be applied, after new growth appears. Keep powdered fertilizers away from the plant crown and leaves to keep away from burn injury. Higher rates may encourage root rots, try to use low rates of a slow release fertilizer.
- Pull out worn out flower heads to keep plants blooming.
- Supervise for pests and diseases. Make sure that the place where you planted is pest-free.
- Fall planted plants will flower until there is a hard frost. They will reappear in spring and may die back in the heat of the following summer.