Bush Violet Fast Facts

Overview

The bush violet is a hardy perennial that originates in the northern South America and the West Indies. The violets bloom in blues, purples and white--colors that complimented deep or bright green foliage.

Shade and Soil

The bush violet can bloom from spring to late autumn and enjoys direct sunlight and some partial shade. Bush violets grow best in moist soil with mid-acidic soil levels.

Seedlings

When grown from seed, the bush violet develops best if started indoors. Allow it to germinate and grow inside for six to seven weeks, after which you can transplant the bush violet outdoors.

Planting

Plant young bush violets in late spring after the final frost of the season. If temperatures drop after you have planted the violets outside, protect them from frost with a cover of mulch.

Germination

The violets generally need one to three weeks to germinate in ideal temperatures, which average about 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 C).

Requirements

Bush violets require moist soil and generous watering, but no over-watering. Bush violets need well-drained and irrigated soil to grow and avoid disease.

References

  • FineGardening.com
  • Plant-Biology.com
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