native violet (sagebrush violet)
Tue, 25 May 2004 17:49:50 PDT

Does anyone know how long it takes for seed grown plants to develop bulbs or 

I have some sagebrush violets (V. trinervata) seed here that I shared with some 
others and reportedly had a rather high germination rate. I would like to grow some 
of my own, with the intent of selling the bulbs and promoting native plants at the 
local farmers market next year. They are quite beautiful.  It is all part of my native 
potted plant intiative to try to get folks in the city to seriously start supporting native 
plants in the common urban environment (even apartment patios) through the use 
of hanging baskets and pots (large and small). 

A low hanging basket of these violets is absolutely beautiful in the spring.

In any event, has anyone grown this native violet or any violets with a bulbous like 
root system? And if so, how long did it take to raise them to the point where they 
flowered and produced significant size bulb(let)s?

ken at
Ellensburg, WA

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