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

Posted by GloxiniaLover Zone 8 (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 20, 11 at 16:37

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


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

  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Wed, Dec 21, 11 at 23:16

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


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

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


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

  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Sun, Feb 12, 12 at 10:16

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


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