Harvested from the gardens at Monticello.
Amethyst Flower (Browallia americana), 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, South American species was introduced into cultivation in 1735, and was recommended by Philadelphia nurseryman Bernard McMahon in The American Gardener's Calendar (1806).
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 after the last frost. Approximately 25-30 seeds per packet.
|Exposure||Planting Method||Planting Depth||Days to Emerge||Plant Spacing||Size at Maturity||Type|
|Full Sun to Light Shade||Transplant||Surface Sow||6-25||12-24" apart||12-24"H||Tender Annual|
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