Viola
Viola 'Rebecca'

Family: Violaceae (vy-oh-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viola (vy-OH-la) (Info)
Cultivar: Rebecca

Category:

Annuals

Biennials

Perennials

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Seward, Alaska

Elk Grove, California

San Francisco, California

Hampton, Illinois

Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan

Painesville, Ohio

Altoona, Pennsylvania

Black Earth, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

5
positives
1
neutral
0
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Positive

On Jun 27, 2012, BlackEarthSquid from Black Earth, WI wrote:

Perfectly lovely patio container plant here in Zone 5a. I don't expect it to survive the winter here, but it has been frisky in ordinary potting soil and getting 6 hours of direct sun. A robust cultivar with gorgeous blooms!

Positive

On Oct 1, 2011, PinkStar from Painesville, OH wrote:

This plant did great from late spring to mid summer. I planted 6 plants in a basket and they did great and rewarded me with lots of blooms and lovely fragrance. When the weather got really hot, in mid summer, the plants became very leggy and stopped blooming, I transplanted them into a hanging basket but they did not do very well. Since I am in zone 5a I will bring the hanging basket inside and hopefully they will come back next spring.

Positive

On Jun 7, 2006, PLINDA from Prineville, OR wrote:

IM GROWING IT IN A POT. IT WAS JUST SMALL WHEN I GOT IT AND IT IS GROWING LIKE CRAZY AND BLOOMING THE SAME. I LOVE IT.I LIVE IN HIGH DESERT ZONE 4 SOMETIMES NOT

Neutral

On Sep 9, 2005, onewish1 from Denville, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:

I planted one in my yard... it's now growing moss where it used to be. Guess that's what happens when you live in zone 6 and the plant grows in 7 & up. The site I bought it from said it was good for my zone.. guess not

Positive

On Jun 3, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

What a sweet little plant! This is a beautifully colored bloom and makes a nice border or companion plant.

Positive

On Nov 11, 2002, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenes
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

One of the many named cultivars of Viola that have to be propagated vegetatively.
This one has a good scent and grows well but, like all similar violas, it is a short lived perennial and needs to be propagated from regularly in order to keep it going.