Perennials forum: Viola walteri 'Silver Gem'

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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Apr 26, 2012 6:01 PM CST

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Anyone have experience with this plant. I saw it today and want to add it. I love the foliage and flowers. Is it a rampant thug in the garden or behaved?
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Apr 26, 2012 11:21 PM CST
I'v never had the plant just seen viola in lawns and people say they regret planting it. Over on DG there was a gal that posted three pitures in the plant base. She is still a member maybe D-mail her? It sure is pretty.
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Name: Carolyn Madden
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Carolyn22
Apr 27, 2012 2:47 AM CST
Let us know what you find out - I like this one too.
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Apr 27, 2012 11:46 AM CST
I would think from pictures on North Creek Nursery that it would be quite a spreader.
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Name: jennifer
central nj (Zone 6b)
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flowersrjen
Apr 29, 2012 9:19 PM CST
aren't Violas in general spreaders? I even had ones jump over(or crawled under????) the pound in edging and now have them growing in the lawn
Name: Polly Kinsman
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PollyK
Apr 30, 2012 6:04 AM CST
Some are, Jen, some are hard to keep alive.
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Apr 30, 2012 7:39 AM CST

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I planted two. I like it. If it spreads too much, I'll rip it out. LOL.
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Apr 30, 2012 9:02 AM CST
Sounds like a pretty little plant, let us know how it does. Hopefully it won't mind the heat. It is listed as zone 5-8 just like Brunnera Jack Frost.
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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Apr 30, 2012 9:39 AM CST

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It is doing great so far. Much better than Jack Frost. It has a similar color and texture. If it does well it could be a great substitute for that plant.

I started watering JackFrost every day. It looks better. I think it does love water.
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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Apr 30, 2012 11:47 AM CST
I think you are right. Thumbs up
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