Spring Plant

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Don't under-estimate these stout, fluttery little friends. They are tough as old boots. Frost tolerant, heat tolerant, smell wonderful, and can even take a trampling. They are the go-to flower for when its too early or too late in the season for all other outdoor flowers, and we are their biggest fans.
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  • SHIPSBeginning in April, after your last frost date

  • ZONEGrows everywhere in the USA (perennial, zones 4-9, annual in other zones)

  • INCLUDES3 plants, each in a 2.5" diameter pot

  • Botanical NameViola cornuta
Spring Plant


Like a timeless song sung by a sultry mezzo, Back to Black Violas keep the vibe deep and evocative.  She is the darkest of dark purples, and as black as the come. Includes 3 young plants.

  • SUN Full sun, or part shade
  • HEIGHT6-12" when full grown
  • SPACING6-9" between plants
  • CLIMATECold hardy and heat tolerant
  • DEER Deer resistant
  • KIDS+PETS Non-toxic, edible
  • WATER Prefers even moisture
  • INDOOR+POTSGrows well in containers outside

How to Plant

Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Fill a little bit of the loose dirt back into the hole and tuck your plant in so the base of the stem is even with the top of the hole. Now fill in the rest of the soil around the roots, give the soft ground around the base of your new plant friend a few solid pats to compress the soil onto the roots, and a long, gentle drink of water.

Where to Plant

Find a place that gets mostly sun, or part shade, in well draining soil. 

When to Plant

Avoid the heat of the day when planting — plant in the early morning, late afternoon, or by the light of the moon. Plant outside after your average last frost in the spring.

When to Expect Blooms

Blooms from early spring through early winter. They may stop blooming to preserve energy during the hottest weeks of summer.

Care Instructions

Water regularly. Deadhead to encourage more blooms and for a tidier look.

Extra Credit

Native North America. Petals are edible and delicious when candied.

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