Viola riviniana 'Purpurea Group'
wood violet (syn. Viola labradonica var. purpurea)
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: April and June
- Flower colour: violet-blue
- Hardiness: fully hardy
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.