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Author Topic: 2 alpine Violas  (Read 6819 times)

Gerdk

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Re: 2 alpine Violas
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2017, 03:22:16 PM »
Does the Viola spathulata prefer sun or shade? I can't find anywhere on the web that tells me this, nor in books. I recently obtained a plant of this so any advice would be much appreciated.
Paul

Paul, this is a difficult question. I cultivate my plants in a small greenhouse which receives sun for half a day (in summer) but I give some shade during long sunny spells.
Dieter Zschummel, who saw this species in Iran just told me that it occurs on rocks in open situations but he wasn't sure about the amount of shade for some time of the day.
This sounds all very difficult but let me tell you that V. spathulata is an umcomplicated species, at least in pots inside.

Gerd
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Re: 2 alpine Violas
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2017, 03:33:06 PM »
Paul, my Viola spathulata is in full sun. Despite shading, the temperatures in summer occasionally rise above 35 C. I think, however, something cooler would be better.

Otherwise, I cultivate the violet similar to Dionysia, but with a little more watering. But it is not very difficult.
« Last Edit: February 23, 2017, 03:37:04 PM by ebbie »
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Re: 2 alpine Violas
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2017, 05:26:38 PM »
Thanks Gerd & Eberhard, this is helpful. Do you know if cuttings are easy to root and when best to take them?

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Paul
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Re: 2 alpine Violas
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2017, 05:19:13 PM »
Do you know if cuttings are easy to root and when best to take them?
Paul

Yes - cuttings are easy, at least at the end of summer!

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Re: 2 alpine Violas
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2017, 05:31:01 PM »
Many thanks Gerd!

Paul
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Re: 2 alpine Violas
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2017, 07:09:36 PM »
You are welcome, Paul.

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