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Viola - 'Ardross Gem' (Violet)

Type Herbaceous flower, Bedding Plants & Tender Perennials, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Dark blue Flowers (Winter), Medium green Foliage
Care Regular Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Viola - Cultivation Notes

Viola will grow happily as a low ground cover plant in part sun or shady spot. Violet prefers a humus rich moist soil being well suited to woodland planting or ground cover under established shrubs.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Viola:

  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Produces winter flowers

Weaknesses of Viola

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations

Design & Plant Use for Viola:

  • Winter/early spring flowering herbaceous plant for early colour and extended seasonal interest
  • Annual bedding plant ideal for quick seasonal colour

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View other annuals with dark blue flowers, or annuals with medium green foliage

Common Missspellings: Violla, Violer, Vyola