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cultivation of violets
Violets are small perennial plants, cultivated as seasonal plants, and planted in autumn or spring; these plants can withstand even prolonged frosts, without ceasing to produce flowers, which will therefore cheer us up for all the long winter months. They can be grown in pots or in the open ground, taking care to bury them in a good soft and rich soil, very well drained. They are buried only up to the roots, avoiding over-sinking the foot of the plant, otherwise the small violets tend to perish easily due to root rot. When we bury them, mix the slow release granular fertilizer substrate, specific for flowering plants: in this way our violets will have sufficient fertilizations until spring. When positioning them, remember to space the violets at least 15-15 cm between the plant and the plant, so that they can develop easily. These plants are very rustic and do not require great care; when we plant them we choose a not too cold day and water the soil abundantly; if the climate is sufficiently rainy the violets will be able to settle for the water brought by rainfall; if instead the climate is particularly dry we will have to provide for watering them, always waiting for the soil to be dry for a few days before watering again, and avoiding watering when it is very cold and the soil tends to freeze. Periodically we check the small plants and remove the withered flowers and the foliage ruined by the bad weather, so that the appearance of the seedlings is always pleasant and healthy.
Cultivation of violets: Characteristics
Violet belongs to the violaceae family and is a herbaceous plant. The stem can reach a maximum height of twenty centimeters, has round-shaped leaves and oval petals with intense colors: violet, red, blue, lilac and yellow are the colors characteristic of the flower. The purple flowering period is the months of March-April, corresponding months at the beginning of the spring season while the seeds are produced in the summer. There are only many varieties of violet present in nature, there is talk of about four hundred species. Among the most widespread are tricolor viola, odorata viola, horned viola and Nebrodi viola. For optimum plant growth, the violet needs a soft and well-drained soil. The ideal soil for the cultivation of this flower can easily be found in stores that deal with gardening and garden items. The use of this particular soil will allow the plant to bloom in spring showing beautiful flowers with multicolored petals.