Sorbet XP Red (Viola)
Latin Name: Viola cornuta
Item #: 1988U
Suitable for Containers:
Suitable for Small Pots
(6-8 in/15-20 cm) Early-blooming, free-flowering mounded plant that remains compact in both heat and cold. Blooms are a showstopping red color. Pkt. contains 20 seeds.
Sorbet XP seed quality delivers the most uniform plant habit and tightest bloom window. Plants cover the soil at flowering, with more blooms on every plant and less stretching. Fewer PGRs are needed, holdability is superior and shrink is cut way back.
Sorbet's F1 vigor assures greater germination, earliness and plug and garden performance. Early-blooming Sorbet remains compact in both heat and cold, making it a standout performer in Spring and Fall. the free-flowering plants perform across a wide range of climatic conditions and have excellent over-wintering. 6-8 in/15-20 cm mounded plants are bright orange. Pkt. contains 20 seeds.
Approx. 31,000 seeds per oz/28 g
CULTURE: Most growers treat Violas as an annual. For May blooms sow Dec. until Feb. 1st. An oz/28 g of seed sows eight (12x20 in/31x51 cm) flats @ 700 seedlings per flat. Pre-cool @ 35-40°F/2-4°C for 24 hours. Cover seed lightly with sand or Jiffy Mix. Cover flat (needs darkness for germination) with newspaper or black plastic. Soil temp 70-75°/21-24°C at seed level (bottom heat). Average germ. in soil 60-70% in 10 days. Use low acid soil (pH) when transplanting. Grow seedlings at 45-50°F/7-10°C for better growth. For larger spring blooms, sow by July 5th into raised and fresh soil beds, keep weeded. Cover with straw mulch during winter.