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Viola glabella

Stream violet

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Features

  • BloomsMay to December
  • Height0.08m to 0.1m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourDeep yellow, veined purple
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Viola glabella (Stream violet). This species is a spreading, deciduous perennial with upright stems and round to ovate, toothed bright green leaves. The flowers are borne in late spring with deep yellow blooms which are veined purple.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Herbaceous

Other common names

Violet

Origin

E. Asia. Western N. America

Interest and use

Grown for their distinctive flowers. Attracts butterflies

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°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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