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Bird's foot violet

Viola pedata 'French Scented'

Also known as

Violet

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Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10cm

Max

25cm

5cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

    Bird's foot violet Overview

    It has a tufted habit with basal leaves which are divided into segments. The flowers have 2 upper petals of dark violet, and will bloom in mid spring.

    Common problems with Bird's foot violet

    How to propagate Bird's foot 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 Bird's foot violet

    Grown for their distinctive flowers. Attracts butterflies