Viola Collina

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Viola Collina

$3.09 / packet

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Description

Viola collina, commonly known as Hill Violet, is a delicate perennial that graces landscapes with a subtle tapestry of tranquility in spring. As a member of the Violaceae family, this modest violet species captivates with its heart-shaped leaves and dainty flowers, offering a gentle nod to the arrival of the season. Unfolding its charm with heart-shaped, scalloped leaves forming a low, spreading rosette. Amidst the verdant foliage, dainty flowers emerge, showcasing shades of violet, lavender, or soft blue. The simplicity of these blooms, coupled with their sweet fragrance, evokes a sense of serenity, making Hill Violet a cherished presence in early spring gardens. Viola collina typically reaches a height of 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm), creating compact mounds that carpet the ground. Its low-growing habit makes it suitable for ground cover or edging in sunny to partially shaded borders. Native to various regions across Europe, Hill Violets thrive in well-drained soils and is often found in meadows, hillsides, and open woodlands. Its adaptability to different soil types and its preference for sunny to partially shaded locations make it a versatile addition to both wildflower gardens and cultivated landscapes.

Sowing Advice

Sow immediately at any time onto preferably a soil-based compost, covering with fine grit to approximately their own depth. Germination MAY be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. but many seeds WILL NOT come up the year they are sown, needing winter chilling after sowing, and ONLY come up with natural spring germination.

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Key Facts

Family:Violaceae

Common name:hill violet

Classification:Hardy perennial

Height:15-20cm

Packet Content:10 (Approx)

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