So, I finally found a good selection of viola seeds, offered by Thompson and Morgan.
I made a list of the ones I would love to try and grow, not all in one year of course. I may try and grow about 2 or 3 new ones a year. Not just because of cost, but because of limited space and time in my garden. I only have so much space and I devote much of my time to morning glories and a few other flowers. I have 11 on my must-grow-list. 6 of which are F1 hybrids. I read about F1 hybrids, and I think I understand it for the most part.
If you grow F1 flowers, I understand that if you collect the seeds they will not grow true to form and will revert to the parent or grandparent flower. However, since most violas are considered perennial, and some F1's are considered to be very tough, as long as the plants root system survives the winter, the flower will come back true to the F1 form, right? And I can always try to grow some in containers indoors during the winter, possibly?
Anyway, I think Im gonna start with the violas that are not listed as F1 hybrids and stick with the ones that Im certain will come back as the way they were when I first grew them. And besides, how exactly do you collect seeds from violas?
Thanks for any help and thanks for welcoming my questions and concerns.