B and T World Seeds' reference number:
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:5
Type of plant - perennial
Flower: YELLOW,VIOLET out,spur 2mm.
Height in meters: 0.38
Common names for Viola lobata:
is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
9: Alpine and Rock Garden Seed List (Hardy and Tender)
43: Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List
76: Californian Native Plant Seed List
85: Natives of U.S.South West (Arizona Texas New Mexico)
94: Natives of Rocky Mountain Area U.S.A.
131: Toxic Plants
Viola lobata seeds will usually germinate in 14-21 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Normally germinates in the dark. Sow seeds about 2mm deep in a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 22°C.
Stratification (cold treatment or vernalization) Some seeds need to be overwintered before they will germinate. Some seeds need just a couple of weeks, others 3 months. Seeds can be stratified in dampened peat or sand, in a plastic box or bag at 4°C or 5°C in a refrigerator. The seeds should not be frozen or in a wet medium. Very small seeds can be sown on the surface of their growing medium, in pots sealed in plastic bags, and kept in the 'fridge. Many vernalized seeds need light to germinate when they are sown in the "Spring".
Cold stratify 2 Weeks