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Viola × wittrockiana

Heart's ease

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Features

  • BloomsJanuary to December
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourRed, cream, gold, various
  • Leaf ColourGlossy green

Description

Viola × wittrockiana (Heart's ease). This is a hardy perennial grown as an annual, which is extremely popular as a bedding plant. The blooms will appear in a large variety of colours which are either red, cream or gold, with frilly petals in spring and summer. They will grow well in full sun or partial shade and will flourish in soil that is organically rich.

Characteristics

Biennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Other common names

Garden pansy, Pansy

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Border, edging, mixed bed, wildflower/meadow, walls, rock garden

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Sandy
  • Soil pH9.0 to 5.0
  • 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

Sow seed

Pests, diseases or disorders

Protect from slugs and greenfly

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