Information for Viola Forerunner Red and Gold

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 432582
Type of plant - biennial, the leaves form a low rosette the first year, growing vertically and flowering the following spring.
Flower: RED - GOLD varying forms, winter flowering
Height in meters: 0.15

Viola Forerunner Red and Gold is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
9:   Alpine and Rock Garden Seed List (Hardy and Tender)
31:   House and Container Plant Seed List
44:   Cut flowers Commercial and other Recommended Varieties
53:   Bedding Plant Seed List
130:   Ground cover Plant Seed List (see also List 133)
161:   Edible Flowers
683:  Violaceae

Germination guide
Viola Forerunner Red and Gold 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 22C.

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 4C or 5C 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

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