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  • Viola tricolor | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsApril to September
  • Height0.1m to 0.25m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourPurple, yellow, white
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Viola tricolor (Jack jump up and kiss me). This is a hardy perennial which is usually grown as an annual. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Fragrant

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Border, edging, rock garden, greenhouse, wildflower/meadow. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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  • Viola tricolor | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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

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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