Viola – Etain – Viola hybrid
Dead-Heading Not Necessary
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.
Great for early spring color
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
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
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.
-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.