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Viola 'Dancing Geisha'


Auralie, a friend gave me Viola 'Dancing Geisha' several years back.  Nice
little violet, not particularly vigorous.  We also have it at our Display
Gardens.  It hangs in there, but doesn't spread around as you'd hope and
expect it to.

Kitty


> [Original Message]
> From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 5/18/2003 10:16:10 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] plant question
>
> Thanks, Kitty for all the information.  Now I think I will include this
in 
> the container plantings in my breezeway where I have a large collection
of 
> plants in pots.  I'm glad to know what to do with it, as no one at the
plant 
> sale seemed to know anything about it.  I'm a sucker for anything
different, 
> but you really get some neat things that way sometimes.  It's great that
this 
> group provides information and advice on just about anything one needs to 
> know.
>
> Another goodie I came home with is Viola 'Dancing Geisha.'  Any info on
that 
> one?  This one had a commercial tag that describes it as having "deeply
cut, 
> marbled" leaves.  Doesn't really look like a violet at all, but is really 
> attractive.  I hope it will spread, as one plant is rather insignificant.
At 
> $6.00 a plant, I couldn't really afford to fill a bed with them.  I think
I 
> will keep that in a container for a while, too, until I see what it might 
> amount to.
>
> Thanks again for the generous information.  Auralie
>
>
> In a message dated 05/18/2003 11:31:40 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
> kmrsy@earthlink.net writes:
>
> > Serissa is an East Indian name for this shrub, but also apparently the
> > botanical name that has stayed with it.  torrida means "growing in hot
dry
> > spaces".  Perhaps the person who provided your plant was using a very
old
> > species name that is no longer used.  Some references say that there is
> > only one species of Serissa, but if you scroll down in this message,
you'll
> > see a cut &paste that refers to at least one more besides foetida - 
>
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