Hardy Violets / Viola

violamiracleintenseblue (300x293)Viola odorata ‘MIRACLE Intense Blue’ – A great choice for a vigorous woodland groundcover featuring dark violet-purple flowers (from late winter into spring) with heady fragrance. It is a semi-evergreen perennial with dark green heart-shaped foliage. Tolerates a sun exposure with even soil moisture. Edible flowers. Grows 4-6″ high by 12″+ wide. Hardy to zone 5.

violaetain (300x300)Viola x ‘Etain’ – A hybrid perennial pansy with striking lemon yellow fragrant blooms (about 1-1.5″ across) edged in lavender-purple. These are borne from late spring into summer, and sporadically through to October. ‘Etain’ is best grown in part to full sun and cut back lightly when the plant gets leggy. Thrives in cooler summers. Grows 6-8″ high by 8-10″ wide. Zone 5.

violamiraclebridewhite (299x300)Viola odorata ‘MIRACLE Bride White’ – This Sweet Violet is a part of the Miracle Series and features pure white fragrant flowers emerging from pale purplish-pink buds. It blooms from late winter through to spring over dense dark green foliage composed of heart-shaped leaves. This Viola is semi-evergreen and prefers part to full shade. Grows 4-6″ high by 12″+. Z5.

violsstarrynight (300x297)Viola cornuta ‘Starry Night’ (syn. ‘Lord Primrose’, ‘CELESTIAL Starry Night’) – Few plants would be able to live up to the title of one of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings, but this is one of them. ‘Starry Night’ bears sweetly fragrant blooms of dusky lavender with a lemon yellow eye from April to October. Cut back in summer to promote fall flowers. Grows 6-10″ high by 10″. Z5.

violaodoratarosea (300x300)Viola odorata ‘Rosea’ (syn. Viola odorata var. rosea, Rosea Group) – This highly scented Sweet Violet literally makes the mouth water with its tasty pale pink flowers punctuated with a rose eye and dark whiskers. It is semi-evergreen in nature and begins blooming in late winter, continuing into spring. Dark green, heart-shaped leaves. Grows 4-6″ high by 12-18″+ wide. Z5.

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4 Responses to Hardy Violets / Viola

  1. The leaves and flowers of violets are edible, too! They taste sour like oxalis or sorrel.

  2. Reblogged this on spirit2soleconnection and commented:
    I’ve been harvesting violets for a few days, they are also in healing the heart of heart ache

  3. F.N. Szigeti says:

    I’m looking for hardy evergreen violas that is a good spreader and gives colour in winter or spring.

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