Viola Mandshurica Fl. Pl.
Another new viola! Gorgeous, deepest violet, doubled flowers, resembling Parma Violets, appear on short stems in early spring, above arrow-shaped leaves. About half the seedlings will have ordinary flowers and need rejecting (shame...!) at this stage.
Sow at any time and cover thinly with compost or grit in gentle heat or a warm bright spot outside. Grow on individual seedlings in three inch pots. Select the doubled flower forms when they flower. NB. Some plants will produce seed capsules BEFORE the flowers the first year. Plant out in a well-prepared bed or large pot
Common name:Manchurian Violet