Viola tricolor

Botanical Name: Viola tricolor

Phonetic: vy-OH-lah TRY-kul-or

Common Name(s): Heartsease

Family: Violacea
Origin: Europe, Asia
Plant Type: Herbaceous
Persistence: Short-lived perennial

Leaf Type: Simple, heart-shaped, alternate
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Green
Fall Color: –
Texture: Soft
Density: Not dense
Bloom Season: All year
Flower Color(s): Purple, blue, yellow, white

Exposure: Full sun to part shade
USDA: 4-9
Growth Rate: Moderate              
Height: Less than 6 inches
Spread: Less than 6 inches
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: Mosaic virus, downy mildew, powdery mildew, crown and root rot, rust, botrytis, spot anthracnose, slugs, snails, aphids, violet leaf midges
Soil: Fertile, organically rich, moist and well-drained soil

Features: Self-seeds readily, showy flower, low maintenance
Uses: Containers, edging, bulb companion, beds, borders, containers, annuals, medicinal

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