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botanical name:
Viola 'Sorbet Orange Duet'
Viola 'Sorbet Orange Duet' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Viola
family:  Violaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.15m
width: 0.10m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: orange
main season: Summer
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Compact bushy short-lived perennial, often grown as a biennial. Dark green leaves. Freely produced small bicolour flowers, the upper petals rich dark purple and the lower ones orange with dark markings. Long flowering period, mostly in spring and summer but can bloom at any time of year.

cultivation:
Moist humus rich soil in part shade. Dead head regularly to promote flowering.

propagation:
From seed.

usage:
Border edges and containers.

other notes:
Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner, 2003

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