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Viola cornuta 'Bowles Black'

Family: Violaceae (vy-oh-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viola (vy-OH-la) (Info)
Species: cornuta (kor-NOO-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Bowles Black
Additional cultivar information: (aka E.A. Bowles)

Synonym:Viola nigra

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under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
Dark Purple/Black

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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

Richmond, California
San Francisco, California
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Chicago, Illinois
Lincoln, Nebraska
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Cranberry Twp, Pennsylvania
Reading, Pennsylvania
Charlestown, Rhode Island

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