I purchased some spring/summer flowering viola plug plants online, they arrived within 24 hours of being shipped but the leaves look this really strange tinge of black/purple, they were completely root bound. I think purple leaves are a sign of phosphorous deficiency? but I’m unsure about the black, the company said they are fine but I’m not so optimistic. I have repotted them but they just look terrible to me, I wouldn’t have chosen these from a garden centre so it’s disappointing to receive them from a company that sells plug plants, I doubt this would have developed in the 24 hours of being shipped, I also noticed some spots on the leaves.
Do you think they will survive? they do look quite stunted.