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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.
How to propagate Violet
Popagate by seed; the annuals sown according to flowering season. Species may also be propagated by seed in spring or autumn.
Usually the perennials and sub-shrubs are propagated by softwood cuttings in spring or they can be propagated by root division.
Other uses of Violet
Grown for their distinctive flowers. Attracts butterflies