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Viola ‘Jackanapes’

Violet

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourDark red-brown yellow
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Viola ‘Jackanapes’ (Violet). This clump-forming perennial has oval, toothed, mid green leaves. In late spring and mid summer, there are flat-faced flowers with dark red-brown, upper petals and yellow, lower petals.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Other common names

Pansy

Origin

North America, Andes, Japan

Interest and use

Grown for their distinctive flowers. Attracts butterflies

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.5 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

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.

Propagation

Popagate by seed; the annuals sown according to flowering season. Usually the perennials and sub-shrubs are propagated by softwood cuttings in spring or they can be propagated by root division. Species may also be propagated by seed in spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Protect from slugs and greenfly

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