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Viola gracilis

Violet

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Features

  • BloomsJune to December
  • Height0.09m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.15m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourYellow eyed deep purple-yellow

Description

Viola gracilis (Violet). This species is a mat-forming, evergreen perennial with oblong to broadly ovate, toothed leaves. The flowers are borne in mid summer with yellow eyed, deep purple-yellow blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

North America, Andes, Japan

Interest and use

Grown for their distinctive flowers. Attracts butterflies

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • 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

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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