Viola (including pansies)

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Re: Viola (including pansies)
« Reply #105 on: November 18, 2013, 09:40:25 AM »
Thanks, Mike, for posting the link to your very interesting article on V.elatior.
Here is my simple solution to seed collection. Empty tea bags. They are strong, porous and dry quickly if they get wet so the pod continues to develop and won't rot. When ripe the pod bursts and you collect the seeds.
Cheers, H  :)
I live in Central Victoria, Australia. This is very much a "Mediterranean" climate with long hot summers and cold frosty winters. Citrus grows well here. I am interested in species and cultivars of Viola which will grow in this climate.



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Re: Viola (including pansies)
« Reply #106 on: November 18, 2013, 01:25:04 PM »
Yes - good, and well shown in your photo.
I do the same thing with individual pods from flowers that I have intentionally cross-pollinated.
Geologist by Uni training, IT consultant, Referee for Viola for Botanical Society of the British Isles, commissioned author and photographer on Viola for RHS (Enc. of Perennials, The Garden, The Plantsman).
I garden near Polis, Cyprus, 100m alt., on marl, but have gardened mainly in S.England