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Violet

Viola 'Lemon Chiffon'

Also known as

Pansy

Photo by CandideUK (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

25cm

10cm

Min

15cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Violet Overview

These are annuals, perennials and a few subshrubs with as many as 500 species. They are mostly creeping plants which are either deciduous or evergreen; they have slender to thick rhizomes, with kidney or heart-shaped leaves. There are small and showy, bright or deep coloured flowers.

Common problems with Violet

How to propagate Violet

Seed

Popagate by seed; the annuals sown according to flowering season. Species may also be propagated by seed in spring or autumn.

Cuttings

Usually the perennials and sub-shrubs are propagated by softwood cuttings in spring or they can be propagated by root division.

Division

Other uses of Violet

Grown for their distinctive flowers. Attracts butterflies