General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
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 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 4 to 6 inches
Plant Spread: 6 to 12 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: with purple center
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Year Round
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Division
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Ivy Leaved Violet
  • Australian Violet
  • Trailing Violet
  • Tasmanian Trailing Violet

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Comments:
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Dec 17, 2013 5:41 PM concerning plant:
    This plant is a very easy to grow and adaptable to different soil types as long as it has sufficient moisture and at least partial shade. It can be vigorous in heavier, moist soils where it can form a natural low groundcover.

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