PlantsViolasViola prionantha

Botanical names:
Viola prionantha Accepted
Viola prionantha var. sylvatica Synonym
Viola prionantha var. trichantha Synonym
Viola taishanensis Synonym

Data specific to Violas (Edit)
Flowers: Stem
Growth habit: Compact/mounding

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 4 inches
Leaves: Other: edible
Flowers: Showy
Other: hermaphrodite
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Inflorescence Height: 4 inches
Uses: Salad greens
Edible Parts: Flowers
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Pollinators: Various insects

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Dec 15, 2013 6:08 AM

Violas make lovely dried or pressed flowers and the size is good for a number of craft uses. Pressed between glass and framed, they can become attractive dried flower "pictures".

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