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Viola obliqua

Marsh blue violet

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to December
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.15m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourBlue-purple

Description

Viola obliqua (Marsh blue violet). This species is a spreading deciduous perennial with heart-shaped, toothed leaves. The flowers are borne in mid spring with blue-purple, single blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Other common names

Violet

Origin

Eastern N. America

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)
  • 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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