Horned violet

Viola cornuta Alba Group

Horned violet - Viola cornuta  Alba Group

Common Name: Horned violet
Genus: Viola
Species: cornuta
Cultivar: Alba Group

Category: Groundcover Plants

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.15 m (15 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May to August
  • Flower colour: pure white


Masses of subtly scented pure white flowers from May to August and toothed oval fresh green leaves. This horned white violet is ideal for the front of a moist well-drained border in sun or partial shade. Spreading in habit the evergreen foliage should be cut back after flowering to maintain a neat compact shape.

  • Garden care: To minimise the risk of fungal diseases always use new sterilised compost for container plants. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering.

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