If you enjoy winter blooms in your Houston, Texas garden, Violas may be the perfect choice for you. These lovely flowers come in every color you can imagine – purple, lavender, cream, lemon, cobalt, white and multicolor – and some also have a delightful fragrance. Some varieties of Viola will reseed, turning this beautiful annual into a perennial, and almost all of them are very hardy little flowers. They are highly ornamental, making them a great choice as accent plants or to use in mixed borders, and many Violas also do very well in containers. So if you are looking for flowers to get you through the winter and help you welcome in spring, Violas may be just the plant for you. If you are interested in growing Violas in your own Houston, Texas garden, try planting some of the varieties below.
Endurio Sky Blue Martien. The beautiful lavender flowers of these Violas will bloom all fall and winter in your Houston, Texas garden. This All-American Selection winner is a gorgeous choice for a mixed border or a rock garden, spreading up to twelve inches with its lavender blooms. Plant these Violas in full to partial sun in your Houston, Texas garden, where they will brighten your winter even down to temperatures of 25 degrees or lower. These Violas are also disease resistant, and will grow to be about six inches tall.
Penny Blue. The cobalt blossoms of these Violas have to be seen to be believed. This is a gorgeous flower that is perfect to use as an accent plant, or as a striking note in your Houston, Texas mixed borders. These Violas also do well in containers. Plant them in full to partial sun in the fall, and enjoy their blooms all winter and into the spring. They will grow to be about six inches tall in your Houston, Texas garden.
Sorbet Series. Looking for purple, cream, lemon, white, lavender or multicolor flowers for your Houston, Texas garden? Be sure to try any of the Violas from the Sorbet Series. These hard to kill flowers are disease resistant, and do not mind the Houston, Texas heat at all. They tolerate cold down to 25 degrees, and will flower from fall all the way through late spring in your garden. Plant them in full to partial sun in late fall or early winter, preferably in well-drained soil. These Violas grow to be about six inches tall, and are a great choice as groundcover, or to use in your Houston, Texas rock garden. They come in some amazing color combinations, such as cream, orange and purple, or lemon yellow and pale blue.
Johnny Jump-Up. These cheerful purple, white and yellow flowers also have a beautiful scent. They are a terrific choice for mixed borders or a container garden, and will grow to be about eight inches tall. Plant these Violas in full sun to partial shade in your Houston, Texas garden, and enjoy their colorful blooms from fall through spring. They are cold hardy, and will often reseed, letting you enjoy these annuals year after year. These Violas do best if your Houston, Texas garden has well-drained soil.