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Australian Violet in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Viola hederacea

 

Australian Violet

True Viola hederacea is not often grown in gardens. Less spectacular than Viola banksii, but easy to cultivate. It has a trailing habit, and purse-like purple and white flowers.

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plant Features
  • Australian Violet likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Australian Violet likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Australian Violet is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Australian Violet likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Australian Violet

Latin name

Viola hederacea

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Violaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Australian Violet likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Australian Violet is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Australian Violet likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

  • Water

    Australian Violet likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Australian Violet is 0.30meters x 0.20meters 0.30 M 0.20 M

Viola hederacea

True Viola hederacea is not often grown in gardens. Less spectacular than Viola banksii, but easy to cultivate. It has a trailing habit, and purse-like purple and white flowers.


Propagation by seed

From Mid Summer TO Late Summer

Sow seeds for V.tricolor and V. wittrockiana in mid to late Summer, either outdoors in a damp shaded site, or boxes placed in a cold frame. Transplant the seedlings into nursery beds, 4 inches apart until they are moved to a flowering site in Autumn. Seedlings sown in the cold frame should be potted up to 3 inch pots of John Innes No 1 and overwintered in the cold frame and moved to the flowering site in Spring

 

Summer or winter flowering

From Late Spring TO Early Spring

The summer flowering hybrids are in bloom from late Spring to early Autumn. Winter flowering varieties usually bloom from mid Winter to mid Spring, occasionally in the Autumn.

 

Planting Outdoors

From Early Autumn TO Late Spring

Plant violas in Autumn or Spring. Plant in any fertile, moist but well drained soil in sun or partial shade.

 
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