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Viola labradorica

Labrador violet

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Features

  • BloomsApril to July
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPurple-blue white
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Viola labradorica (Labrador violet). This is a low-growing, spreading species with roundish leaves and light purple-blue flowers in mid spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Violet

Origin

Northeastern N. America

Interest and use

Ground cover, walls and rock gardens, borders

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH9.0 to 5.0
  • 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

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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