Violets
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Viola sorbet

Zone 05482 | Ubebosley added on May 24, 2016 | Answered

I planted some violas a couple of days ago and they are now all laying flat on the ground. What could be causing this and how do I fix it?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 27, 2016

New plants sometimes need an adjustment period from the time they leave the greenhouse to being planted in the garden.
This is referred to as 'hardening off'.

Viola can be planted in full sun or partial shade locations.
If the new plants did not have time to adjust to a bright location they may droop and wilt.
Make sure you are providing even watering until the plants become established.

The soil should be moist but not soggy. New tender roots that dry out may not survive.

Here are some articles with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/seeds/how-to-harden-off-your-seedlings.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/violet/types-of-violets.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/violet/johnny-jump-up-flowers.htm

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