What Variety is a True Violet Color, and can I grow it outside?
I am new to this forum. I would love to grow a few violets with that really violet color. Why? Because I wish to candy them for garnish, and infuse liqueur with the non-candied ones along with some purple figs... Yummmmmm!
I have horror stories with fungus gnats invading house plants, so I hesitate.
I do keep fresh produce like fruit/tomatoes on a plate in the kitchen, and also have a little compost bowl. The gnats find a way.
I lost a forest of baby figs grown from cuttings due to those gnats, so here are the questions:
1. I have a pot shelf on a north facing wall. It is always in the shade, even in late afternoon due to the roof overhang. Would that be a good spot to grow a few plants?
2. What variety is just true simple purple? Not looking for double fancy here. Just a plain little violet.
3. Where do I buy it?