How long do Pansy and Viola Seeds last/ shelf life?

GloxiniaLoverDecember 20, 2011

Also, what time should i start them inside? Now?

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remy_gw

They have shorter shelf life than many seeds. The time frame probably varies a bit by species, but I would say they all should be sown within a year of harvest.
You are down in zone 8 so you can. They germinate in cool temps 60-65, and since they are quite cold hardy, they can be planted out in your area after they get a few true leaves to bloom come spring.
Remy

    Bookmark   December 21, 2011 at 11:16PM
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elvis

I'm not sure about pansies, but violas last 2-3 years when stored properly. Starting time? I defer to Remy~~

    Bookmark   February 8, 2012 at 4:48PM
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remy_gw

We have run into the common name problem :) Pansies are violas. In referring to the shorter shelf life, I was commenting on pansies.
Remy

    Bookmark   February 12, 2012 at 10:16AM
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