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botanical name:
Viola riviniana 'Purpurea'
Viola riviniana 'Purpurea' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Labrador Violet
synonyms:  Viola labradorica var. purpurea
family:  Violaceae
characteristics: perennial, semi-evergreen
height: 0.08m
width: 0.30m
growth rate:
growth habit: prostrate
leaf colour: purple & green
flower colour: violet
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Tufted semi-evergreen with rounded, heart-shaped, finely toothed, dark purplish-green leaves and violet-blue flowers with notched spurs, in late spring and early summer.

Moist, well drained, humus-rich soil in sun, part or deep shade. Best colouuring is in full sun.
May self seed freely and can become invasive, but never really a nuisance.

By seed.

Charming in borders and excellent in the wild or woodland garden.

other notes:
Often sold as "Labrador Violet'.
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