Viola ‘Heartsease’

Viola 'Heartsease'

Viola

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Viola 'Heartsease'
  • Common name: Viola
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 12cm

Spread: 10cm

  • Features: Flowers

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Violas tend to have smaller flowers than closely related pansies, and are usually more tolerant of summer heat. Like pansies, violas are used in bedding displays, hanging baskets and patio containers, and work well when grown with spring-flowering bulbs. The flowers of many species are edible and may be eaten in salads.

Viola ‘Heartsease’ is a delightful wild flower, bearing many small blooms variably patterned with purple, lavender and yellow, throughout summer. Plants self-seed freely and look charming allowed to naturalise through a border, wild garden or in woodland clearings.

For best results, grow Viola ‘Heartsease’ in moist but well-drained soil in partial shade. Deadhead spent blooms to prolong flowering, and divide clumps every autumn.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade, Full shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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