Harvested from the gardens at Monticello.
Amethyst Flower, or Bush Violet, will produce an airy mass of tiny amethyst-blue flowers throughout the summer in garden beds or containers. Named after Johan Browallius (1707-1755), a Swedish botanist, physician, and bishop, this self-seeding annual was introduced into cultivation in 1735, and was recommended by Philadelphia nurseryman Bernard McMahon in The American Gardener's Calendar (1806).
Native Distribution: Latin America
Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date at 70 degrees F. Transplant to 6-packs or small pots once they have several true leaves, then harden off and plant outdoors into well draining soil after the last frost. Approximately 25-30 seeds per packet
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