Viola labradorica

Viola labradorica

Our Ref No : 819 £3.00 Stock : 20 Availability: In Stock
9cm
This is a low-growing, spreading species with roundish leaves and light purple-blue flowers that will often flower Spring & Autumn. Prefers a cool moist condition but must be free draining. Best in partial shade. Will self seed and spread. Height & Spread 15 x 25cm. Great for border fringing, rockeries and containers. Good for bees.
Genus: Viola
Species: labradorica
Plant type: alpine herb
Life cycle: perennial evergreen
Hardiness: Fully hardy: the plant can tolerate temperatures down to about -15C or 5F
Leaf colour when growing: glossy dark green
Leaf shape: round to oval
Can be grown from: division or cuttings
Soil conditions: humus-rich, light, medium, heavy soil.
Water needs: Semi-moist conditions with dry atmospheric conditions.
Light requirements: Partial sun
Cultivation methods: They will tolerate light frosts, You should grow them in cool, moist areas, They will appreciate shelter from the drying winds. You can propagate from seeds in late winter or early spring, or perennial species by division or from cuttings.
Natural habitat: Woods and grassy places.
Interest and use: Ground cover, walls and rock gardens, borders
Min height (m): 0.1
Max height (m): 0.15
Min spread (m): 0.2
Max spread (m): 0.35
Min pH: 9.0 Alkaline
Max pH: 5.0 Acid
Flower type: spikes
Flower colour: purple-blue white
Fragrance: pleasant
Spring colour: glossy dark green
Summer colour: glossy dark green
Autumn colour: glossy dark green
Winter colour: glossy dark green
Min growing temp (C): 3
Max growing temp (C): 29
Min optimum temp (C): 9
Growth rate: fast
Growth habit: spreading
Climatic zone: 2
Origin: Northeastern N. America
Blooming time start: Mid spring
Blooming time end: Mid summer