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Viola ‘Redwing’

Violet

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to December
  • Height0.15m to 0.25m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourRed-brown and yellow

Description

Viola ‘Redwing’ (Violet). This is a bushy, spreading, perennial annual with large, rounded, red-brown and yellow flowers produced in mid summer.

Characteristics

Annual or 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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