Sorbet Violas – Ornamental Plants of the Week for November 4, 2013

Richard Bogren, Owings, Allen D.  |  11/1/2013 2:11:50 AM

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Want to add color to your fall, winter and early spring garden? Plant some colorful Sorbet series violas.

Sorbet violas are the best flowering violas in LSU AgCenter trials. The small, delicate, bright flowers cover the plant from late fall through spring. Sorbet violas have the most uniform plant habit and produce masses of bright blooms on compact plants. Excellent overwintering and cold hardiness allow planting Sorbet violas in early fall for color through winter and into early spring. This charming plant is an early bloomer and comes in a multitude of colors.

Use this fall 2012 Louisiana Super Plant to add a punch of color to your winter landscape.

These popular cool season flowers do best in full sun and grow 6 inches tall by 12 inches wide. When you plant, space individual plants 10 inches to 12 inches apart. Fertilize at planting with a slow-release fertilizer or liquid feed every 2-3 weeks through late fall and winter. With a nice spring, Sorbet violas last until early or mid-May.

Allen Owings
Rick Bogren

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