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Viola tricolor ‘Bowles Black’

Jack jump up and kiss me

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Features

  • BloomsApril to September
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourBlack yellow
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Viola tricolor ‘Bowles Black’ (Jack jump up and kiss me). This bears black flowers and yellow central spots.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Herbaceous

Other common names

Pansy

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Border, edging, rock garden, greenhouse, wildflower/meadow

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Seeds freely and comes almost true from seed.

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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