The Old Farmer's Almanac Sorbet Series Beaconsfield Viola Seeds - Premium Non-GMO, Open Pollinated, USA Origin, Flower Seeds

Cool season violas produce multitudes of sweet smelling, edible flowers ideal for use in desserts or small arrangements. Beaconsfield Violas, sport rich blue and purple hues with a bright yellow eye. Premium, open pollinated, non-GMO Sorbet Series Beaconsfield Viola Seeds from The Old Farmer's Almanac have high germination rates and are proudly sourced from American farms.

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What Is Are "Hybrid" Seeds?: Hybrid seeds are non-genetically engineered and are bred via natural cross-pollination.

Freshly Packed: These seeds are packed for the current growing season and will provide high germination rates next year as well.

Premium Packaging: All seeds from The Old Farmer’s Almanac are packaged in individually styled packets ideal for gifts, storage or immediate use. Each packet displays the flower, vegetable, plant or herb variety on the front with instructions and plant facts on the back.

Sow thinly and evenly, indoors 8-12 weeks before the last frost, firming the soil gently as you go. Keep soil moist and the planting area covered since violas require darkness for germination. After seedlings emerge provide plenty of light, up to 16 hours a day, to encourage growth. When plants have 2 sets of leaves, thin to the strongest. Transplant hardened seedlings to moist, rich, well-drained soil after the last frost. Water regularly at the base of the plant to avoid wetting foliage.

Violas bloom in cooler weather and can withstand mild frosts. In late summer sow seeds outdoors, in partial shade, for autumn blooms. 

For best results deadhead blooms, and cut back scraggly foliage, to encourage growth and renewed flowering during cooler months.

Help Your Plants Thrive with Weed Control: Weeds compete with vegetables, flowers and other plants for water, space and nutrients. Give your plants their best life by keeping weeds under control with Organic Weed Barrier Paper, mulch or careful weeding.

Are Your Seeds Non-GMO? What Does Non-GMO Mean?
Non-GMO means seeds (or other products) that were produced without genetic engineering and were not derived from GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms). All of our seeds are non-GMO.

Where do Your Seeds Come From?
Most of the seeds offered on our site are USA Origin seeds sourced from certified US based suppliers. We do also source a small number of seeds from other countries. To view the specific origin of any of our current seed offerings, check the seed packet or look in the specifications for "Country of Origin" on any product page.

Are Your Seeds Packed for the Current Growing Season?
All of our seed packets are packed for the current growing season. If stored properly they will provide high germination rates for 1-2 additional years as well.

How Can I Store My Seeds Safely for Use in the Future?
Our seeds will generally retain their high germination rates for several years from the date of purchase. If you're planning on saving your seeds for us in the future, the most important thing to remember that seeds like to be stored where it is cool, dry and dark. The easiest way to ensure this for long term storage at home is to double-seal your seeds inside two zipper style bags and then place them in the freezer. (Make sure you label your seeds for future reference if they're not in original packaging.) When you're ready to plant your seeds, take just the ones you want to use out of the freezer and let them sit on a counter, in a covered container, for a few days to thaw and stabilize before being planted. To preserve germination rates, minimize temperature, light and humidity fluctuations by storing your seeds at the back of the freezer and only taking them out when you're ready to use them.

The Package with my Seeds in was Left Outside in Freezing and/or Rainy Weather. Will the Seeds Still Work?
As long as your seeds have not gotten wet they should work fine. Freezing temperatures will not hurt the seeds.

Are Your Seeds Treated?
No. The USDA Certified Organic Program prohibits the use of treated seeds. All of our seeds -- whether certified organic or not -- are untreated.

The Old Farmer's Almanac Premium Beaconsfield Viola (Sorbet Series)

UPC Code 850008688492
Seed Count Approximately 1000 Seeds Per Gram
Packed for Year These seeds are packed for the current growing season and will provide high germination rates next year as well.
Country of Origin United States
Packaging Packet or Resealable Pouch
Seed Type Non-GMO, Premium, Hybrid, Flower
Life Cycle Annual
Hardiness Zone USDA 3-9
Scientific (Latin) Name Viola cornuta
Growth Medium Soil
When to Plant Spring (Indoors)
Planting Depth 1/8 Inch
Plant Spacing 10-14 Inches
Row Spacing 10-14 Inches
Light Preference Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil Preference Moist, Rich, Well-Drained
Moisture Preference Water Regularly
Time to Germination 7-14 Days
Time to Maturity / Harvest 90-100 Days
Growth Habit 6-8 Inch Tall Mounds
Plant Height 6-8 Inches
Edible Flowers are edible
Deadheading Deadhead blooms