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Re: Violas 2016
« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2016, 08:00:13 AM »
This Viola pedata came from Aberconwy nursery 3 years ago and has flowered like this for the last two summers. This picture was taken on saturday. On sunday more flowers opened and it was hard to see the foliage.



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Re: Violas 2016
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2016, 08:21:03 AM »
This is Viola szetchwanensis from China - related to V. biflora - with a longer flowering periode
and surprisingly easy to cultivate

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Re: Violas 2016
« Reply #32 on: June 29, 2016, 03:27:41 PM »
Gerd,

Thank you for sharing the photographs. Viola szetchwanensis seems a very lovely species and easily cultivated.

It seem Viola szetchwanensis must be from the summer rainfall areas of China, thus the ease of cultivation.
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Re: Violas 2016
« Reply #33 on: June 30, 2016, 10:14:10 AM »
You are welcome, Robert!

Unfortunately I am not familiar with the rainfall patterns of China - the species comes from the
Birang Gorge in Yunnan - but I guess that there is a constant humidity inside the Canyon.

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Re: Violas 2016
« Reply #34 on: July 01, 2016, 05:08:35 PM »
Can't compete on species level but like my pansies :)

Sorry, all images 'allways' upside down after upload / images in correct position on my PC - any remedy/tricks?

 Edit by maggi - I've managed to turn them, Armin - I almost thought these were new Australian violas!
« Last Edit: July 01, 2016, 05:56:02 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Violas 2016
« Reply #35 on: July 02, 2016, 10:50:19 AM »
Armin,
What an enormous variation - I suggest you start breeding!  ;)

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Re: Violas 2016
« Reply #36 on: July 02, 2016, 06:20:53 PM »
A garden centre Viola bought at Glendoick on April 16th.
6 plants of Viola 'Honey Bee' photographed on 20th June.   They were flattened a few days later when the gutter overflowed during a thunderstorm.
Roma Fiddes, near Aberdeen in north East Scotland.

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Re: Violas 2016
« Reply #37 on: July 02, 2016, 08:17:00 PM »
It seems the little faces are smiling !

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Re: Violas 2016
« Reply #38 on: July 04, 2016, 01:35:00 PM »
Sorry, all images 'allways' upside down after upload / images in correct position on my PC - any remedy/tricks?
 Edit by maggi - I've managed to turn them, Armin - I almost thought these were new Australian violas!

Maggi,
many thanks. :-*  No Australian violas just interbreeds of x wickrockiana, x cornuta and ssp. tricolor.

Gerd,
the variation year over year is really great. I'm surprised how well it works in combination with the roses. I leave the breeding up to the bees and flys. ;)

Season is finishes now for the bi-annuals and withering started. Over the weekend I've pulled all out since some have shown signs of virus infection.
Additional roses need hoeing and a second time fertilizer for a strong autuum blossom.
But I do not worry. Pansies are selfseeding en masse. Until late autuum I will have a new carpet. :)
Best wishes
Armin

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Re: Violas 2016
« Reply #39 on: July 23, 2016, 10:52:25 AM »
Hello Viola specialists :)

I have asked yesterday for sowing advices for seeds of Viola mirabilis :
http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=14578.msg361791#msg361791

maybe I have postet it in the wrong topic  ::)

I'm waiting for any tipps

Thank you in advance
Hans
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Re: Violas 2016
« Reply #40 on: July 25, 2016, 08:13:48 AM »
oooops ...

nobody grows Viola mirabilis  :'( :'( :'(

 ???
Hans
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Re: Violas 2016
« Reply #41 on: July 25, 2016, 01:11:26 PM »
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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Re: Violas 2016
« Reply #42 on: July 25, 2016, 03:29:19 PM »
Hi Maggi  :D

you a really friendly Soul - many thanks for your Information !
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Re: Violas 2016
« Reply #43 on: July 25, 2016, 04:27:56 PM »
I thought because that site also has Finnish and German versions they would give good advice for growing in Europe, Hans  :)
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Re: Violas 2016
« Reply #44 on: July 25, 2016, 04:42:48 PM »
I'm a little wondering that this plants growing in Finland ...
I was thinking it grows in warmer areas

My idea is to sow the seeds in fall and let the pot outside ...I would be curious to hear what other Viola enthusiasts suppose ...
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