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Viola riviniana

For sale by Julie Norfolk

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0.5 litres

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Plant Finder: about Viola riviniana

Common names

Common dog violet, Dog violet, Wood violet, Violet


Viola riviniana (Common dog violet). This is a tufted, small violet. The flowers are blue with no scent and are borne from spring throughout the summer. The leaves are long-stemmed and rounded. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.


They are fully to half hardy and should be grown in the sun or shade in well drained but moisture retentive soil; a few species prefer acid soil. They will appreciate shelter from the drying winds.

Interest and use

Wildflower/meadow. Flowers are remontant.

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Viola riviniana | Longnor, Buxton, Staffordshire, SK17 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.5 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Longnor, Buxton, Staffordshire, SK17
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