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Viola pumila

Meadow violet

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Features

  • BloomsDecember
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourMulti-coloured

Description

Viola pumila (Meadow violet). This species grows as a wild flower in Britain & Northern Europe. The flowers are light to dark blue or violet. The leaves are about 3cms long and the leaf bases are cuneate.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Herbaceous

Other common names

Violet

Origin

Britain & Northern Europe.

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

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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