Appalachian Blue Violet (Viola walteri 'Silver Gem') in the Violas Database

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

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 3 - 4 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 18 inches
Leaves: Other: Heart shaped, silvery-green with darker veining, purple reverse.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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aspenhill On June 24, 2014 Obtained plant
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