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VIOLA labradorica 'Purpurea'

Commonly known as Alpine violet, Labrador violet

Dark purplish-green leaves. Excellent in a woodland garden where it will become invasive
Further Reading....

  • Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well. - basal tufts of ovate, rounded, toothed leaves to 4cm (1½in) long, deeply heart-shaped at the bases
  • Blue
  • Height - 10-20cm (4-8in)
  • Spread - 20-40cm (8-16in)
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - tufted perennial. Produces flowers 1.5-2.5cm (½-1in) across with spurs to 5mm (¼in) long.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full shade
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - syn. V. riviniana 'Purpurea'. Native violet. Wildlife plant. Bees, hoverflies, caterpillars of fritillary butterflies. Will tolerate dry shade.
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs, snails. aphids, red spider mites. Leaf spot, possibly mosaic viruses, rust and powdery mildew
  • Place of origin - Europe
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Woodland garden -
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Purple -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Tolerates all - - any except very wet.
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Butterfly friendly
10-20cm (4-8in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  20-40cm (8-16in)

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