Are these perennial here in TN? I have a lovely pot just FULL of these, and I wonder if I put them in the ground will they survive and flower again? Do I need to put them in shade, since we have such hot summers?
Yes they are perennial here in tennessee, even in my zone 6b.
Plant them now!! Won't be long till they are blooming, I had my first buttercup bloom today. While my neighbors and others around town have been blooming for a week.
They reseed heavily if allowed, and they shoot the seeds everywhere. LOL, I brought a seed pod in that hadn't shot all of the seeds out and I kept hearing this noise. I thought I had a mouse. Well I went looking for this mouse. Come to find out it was the viola seeds popping out of the pod, lol. I put the pod and the seeds I could find in a paper sack, lol, yes this only increased the sound!!
Once they get established in your yard, they can really start taking over. It's taken me a few years to weed them out of my beds.
This is with me collecting my viola seed, dern boogers popped before I could collect them!! I have thinned my viola out quite a bit actually I would say I took out 75%. The green seedlings are strictly viola.
Oh my. Well, where I plan on putting these, that will be just FINE! My front yard is very small, and in the shade of a huge old maple tree. Grass simply won't grow there, but I already have a number of violets. A solid carpet of violas would be okay. (*grin*)