Viola corsicus. Perennial, 8".
Wild violet native to Corsica and Sardinia. A bevy of bright 1.5" bright purple blooms from late spring to fall. Heat and drought tolerant. Setting of seed pods seems not to diminish flowering. Does well in containers, rock gardens, sloping areas and borders. Provide winter drainage. A Plant Select winter. Zones 3-9.
Planting Directions: Sow seed indoors 8-10 weeks prior to transplanting in moist, sterile seed starting mix and place in refrigerator for 2-3 weeks. Cover with plastic bag to maintain moisture during this stratification process. After 2 weeks place in a dark area with a soil temperature of 65°-75˚. Maintain moisture and temperature until germination occurs which can take several weeks. Transplant in early spring. Sow seed 1/8” deep outdoors in flats against a north facing wall. Cover with glass and remove once seedlings emerge. Moisten soil as needed. Violet Corsica requires little moisture once established and will self sow at a modest rate.