Viola – Etain – Viola hybrid

Garden Height
4 - 8
10 - 12
10 - 12
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
Proven Selections

Continuous Re-Bloom

Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Fragrant Flower

Fragrant Foliage

Maintenance Notes

Violas grow best in cool, moist, shady environments. In the north, plants can tolerate full sun but prefer partial to full shade. Shade from decidous trees is ideal because the plants growing below receive full sun in the spring, followed by protection from the harsh summer sun once the trees get their leaves. In the south, violas should be grown in partial to full shade and mulched to help the soil stay cool and moist.

To stimulate additional flower production, plants should be sheared back periodically when blooming begins to decline. Plants can also be sheared back in early spring to remove any winter-damaged foliage.

Uses Notes

Great for early spring color

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container, Landscape

Soil Fertility Fertile Soil

Soil PH Category Acidic Soil, Neutral Soil

pH A - pH 5.5 - 5.8

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements Medium, High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 55 - 65° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Early Spring through Fall Finish. Standard PPP

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 5-6 weeks
6" and Gallon Pot : 6-7 weeks
7-9" Pot : 8-9 weeks
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 10-12 weeks

Pinching and Growth Regulators

None needed

Pest and Disease Management

Good sanitation practices include keeping greenhouses clean at all times, eliminating weeds and debris, disinfecting equipment in greenhouses as often as possible and keeping hose ends off of the greenhouse floor. Good water management practices are critical for good, healthy plant growth.

Grower Tips

-Once established grow cool. -Do not grow too wet or too dry, moderate moisture is best. -Air circulation and good water management are critical to healthy plant growth. -Grow cool, display cool and sell cool.

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