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Viola corsica


Viola corsica, the Corsican violet, offers masses of violet-blue flowers with purple whiskers and tiny yellow centres.

Viola corsica is a superlative violet from the Old World. It is uncommonly known but similar to the winter pansy with masses of small, violet-blue flowers with purple whiskers and tiny yellow centres atop low mounds of bright green leaves. Flowers bloom from spring into summer. Easy to grow in rock gardens, as a ground cover, in containers, and in small spaces. Fragrant and edible too. Will multiply and naturalize if allowed. If plants get leggy after blooming for months chop back by two thirds. Plants will quickly reflush with more growth and flowers.

Common Name: Corsican Violet

Family: Violaceae (The Violet Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Part Shade, Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 4-8"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Blue

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Dry, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes


Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar

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