A bit of colour on a dark day

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A bit of colour on a dark day

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The weather is not the best but this little accent gave me a smile.
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It is beautiful but watch the seed, this particular violet has a taproot that keeps regrowing if you don't get it all out. I had to bare root a ginkgo forest to get rid of it and somehow still have a plant of it growing in amongst the trees
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They are pretty, but yes, very difficult to control once you let it flower. Seeds fly everywhere, worse than flick weed. Well that's my experience, anyway.
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Yes, and Yes. Normally I don't let it flower and when it does I pick them off very quickly. Painting the leaves with Roundup is also required if it gets out.
I did enjoy it for the day though.
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Post by Sno »

They are endemic up here but are not very common , maybe the cold stops them from getting weedy . I am trying to grow some like Watto’s as accents which I collected from local seed . They grow well the first year and die off in winter then the second year they are stunted and don’t flower . From that Experience I was thinking they were more of an annual or a short lived perennial . It’s lightly snowing at the moment with chance of frost for the next two mornings .
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