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Viola 'Bowles Black'


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






Skill level


Viola 'Bowles Black'

Plant details

This is a delightful plant with velvet, almost black flowers with bright yellow eyes. It is a short-lived perennial which self-seed freely and always comes true from seed. It looks charming if allowed to naturalise through a border, cottage garden or in woodland clearings.

Family: Violaceae

Genus: Viola

Cultivar: Bowles Black

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Black

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 10cm

Spread: 20cm

Time to take cuttings: July to August

Reader reviews

gardenia 2

Exquisite little, dainty flower. Had to believe that something which looks to fragile can be so hardy

Alireza Jahromi

so nice

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