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Viola biflora

Yellow wood violet

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.15m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourYellow, veined dark purple brown
  • Leaf ColourPale green

Description

Viola biflora (Yellow wood violet). This species is a dwarf creeping perennial with kidney-shaped, toothed, pale green leaves. The flowers are borne in spring and summer with single yellow blooms which are veined dark purple-brown.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Herbaceous

Other common names

Violet

Origin

N. Europe. Northern N. America

Interest and use

Grown for their distinctive flowers. Attracts butterflies

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.5 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will tolerate light frosts, You should grow them in cool, moist areas, They will appreciate shelter from the drying winds. You can propagate from seeds in late winter or early spring, or perennial species by division or from cuttings.

Propagation

Propagate from seeds in late winter or early spring, or perennial species by division or from cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Protect from slugs and greenfly

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