Data specific to Violas (Edit)
Growth habit: Spreading/creeping/trailing

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 20 cm
Plant Spread: Colonies can be over 1 metre across
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Purple and white
Other: Colour can often be pale or washed out
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Other: Repeat bloomer
Foliage Mound Height: 5-10 cm
Uses: Groundcover
Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Stolons and runners

Common names
  • Ivy-Leaf Violet
  • Australian Native Violet

  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Dec 18, 2013 7:00 AM concerning plant:
    This little viola is native to Australia. The flowers are usually pale in coloration. It is easy to grow but is seldom grown in gardens in favor of the showier violas.
  • Posted by Celene on Jul 8, 2014 8:33 AM concerning plant:
    This is not hardy in my zone, but it is a lovely soil cover for larger potted plants, or cascading out of a pot by itself. It loves moist soil and resents drying out, but if you can keep it evenly moist, it will thrive and bloom all year.
Plant Events from our members
Australis On July 22, 2022 Transplanted
Planted in the front garden.
Australis On July 21, 2022 Obtained plant
Purchased two plants from Alowyn Gardens.
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