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VIOLA

Commonly known as Violet

The pansy and violet family.

Genus of about 500 species of annuals, biennials, evergreen, semi-evergreen and deciduous perennials and a few deciduous subshrubs.

They are found in various habitats in temperate regions worldwide.

The commonest UK violet is V. riviniana, the common dog-violet. The sweet violet, V. odorata, is our only fragrant violet. Populations, especially in the north and west, are thought to be non-native - often garden escapes.

Chief representatives of the pansy are V. arvensis, field pansy and V. tricolor, wild pansy.

Further Reading....

  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - annuals, biennials, evergreen, semi evergreen and deciduous perennials and a few deciduous subshrubs
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - slugs, snails. aphids, red spider mites. Leaf spot,possibly mosaic viruses, rust and powdery mildew
  • Place of origin - temperate regions worldwide
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus rich
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Buy Varieties of VIOLA

VIOLA labradorica 'Purpurea'

VIOLA labradorica 'Purpurea'  >


Commonly known as: Alpine violet, Labrador violet.
Dark purplish-green leaves. Excellent in a woodland garden where it will become invasive
Multibuy
individually £10.50 each, 3+ £8.00 each
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VIOLA odorata

VIOLA odorata  >


Commonly known as: Garden violet, Sweet violet.
Dark blue and sweet smelling violet
Multibuy
individually £10.50 each, 3+ £8.00 each
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