Wood violet

Viola riviniana purpurea group (syn. Viola labradonica var. purpurea)

Wood violet  - Viola riviniana purpurea group  (syn. Viola labradonica var. purpurea)

Common Name: Wood violet
Genus: Viola
Species: riviniana purpurea group
Cultivar: (syn. Viola labradonica var. purpurea)

Category: Groundcover Plants
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.08 m (8 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Blue, Purple
Foliage Colour: Green, PurpleFlowering Period: April & June

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



Delicate violet blue flowers borne in April and June above attractive dark purplish-green heart-shaped leaves. This charming wood violet look lovely planted in drifts under deciduous shrubs in a wild or woodland garden. A vigorous semi-evergreen variety it needs protection from midday sun and damage from slugs.

  • Garden care: Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering and remove runners as they appear to ensure the best flowering performance.

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