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Viola palmata

Palmate violet

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to December
  • Height0.1m to 0.14m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite, dark purple

Description

Viola palmata (Palmate violet). This species of perennial will grow to 14cm. The leaves are palmately lobed and toothed. The flowers are white with dark violet veins which are borne in mid spring.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

Eastern N. America

Interest and use

Grown for their distinctive flowers. Attracts butterflies

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°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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