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Viola lutea

Mountain pansy

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height0.08m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.15m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourBright yellow, purple, red
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Viola lutea (Mountain pansy). This species is a creeping evergreen perennial with ovate to lance-shaped leaves. The flowers are borne in late spring and early summer with bright yellow, purple or red blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Other common names

Mountain violet, Pansy

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 are fully to half hardy and should be grown in the sun or shade in well drained but moisture retentive soil; a few species prefer acid soil. They will appreciate shelter from the drying winds.

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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