Wild Violets

Anonymous added on March 29, 2014 | Answered

I assume birds are the reason my flower garden first came to have while violets - as purple violets were planted and babied by me. Last year I removed ALL the white violet plants; however, this year all I have are white violets. Is it possible soil conditions caused my purple violets to lose their color? I love the color purple; will I need to replant? Thank you so much for your answer; I've tried researching it online but cannot find any definitive answer as to soil condition and color of the flower.

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Answered on March 29, 2014

No, the color of wild violets does not change. If you have lots of white ones, then it is most likely due to birds, as you originally thought. And they are prolific spreaders, self-seeding as well. Generally, the purple violets begin blooming just following the white ones (at least that's been the case with mine). I have a bed filled with white right now but in another couple weeks or so, these will fade, giving way to the purple blooms that are also planted in the bed. I'm fairly confident that your purple violets will begin blooming soon, coloring the garden with purple.

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