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Viola ‘Bowles Black’

Viola

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Viola 'Bowles Black'
  • Common name: Viola
  • Family: Violaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Black

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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Viola ‘Bowles Black’ bears velvet, almost black flowers with bright yellow eyes. It makes a good ground-cover plant and is well suited to growing in containers, hanging baskets and bedding displays at the front of the border.

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

How to grow Viola 'Bowles Black'

  • Plant size

    10cm height

    20cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade, full shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do Sow in June

Do Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do not Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Viola 'Bowles Black' and wildlife

Viola 'Bowles Black' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Viola 'Bowles Black' poisonous?

Viola 'Bowles Black' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People