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Viola elatior

Violet

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Features

  • BloomsJune to July
  • Height0.2m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPale blue

Description

Viola elatior (Violet). This species is an upright perennial with deciduous, toothed, long lance-shaped leaves. The stems are erect with large flowers are purple-blue and scented and are borne in late spring and early summer.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

North America, Andes, Japan

Interest and use

Grown for their distinctive flowers. Attracts butterflies

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.5 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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

You can 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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