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Viola 'Eye of the Tiger'

Family: Violaceae (vy-oh-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viola (vy-OH-la) (Info)
Cultivar: Eye of the Tiger
Additional cultivar information: (aka Tiger's Eye, Tiger Eyes, Angel Tiger Eye)

Synonym:Viola x williamsii

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

6 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

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


Other details:
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
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

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

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive absinthe27 On May 27, 2014, absinthe27 from Albertville, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:

So unique and pretty - it looks like someone scribbled on the petals. Bought this from Annie's Annuals last year, where it's listed as an annual viola called 'Tiger Eyes'. I'm in Zone 4, and this came back for me as a perennial. I thought maybe it had just reseeded, but I waited to clean up my garden until this Spring, and this had new sprouts growing from the plant.

Positive momcat On May 3, 2008, momcat from northeast, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

I recently purchased this plant. According to the tag, it is perennial in zones 4 - 9. It is doing nicely and adds a nice touch of color to the early spring flower bed.

Positive hanna1 On Jul 3, 2005, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I just purchased mine, I planted it with my purple and red flowers. Beautiful, an eye turner.

Neutral Baa On Dec 29, 2003, Baa wrote:

Superb frost hardy Viola hybrid with medium sized golen flowers often strongly marked with maroon-brown stripes.

Flowers repeatedly throughout the year.

Loves a well drained but moist soil in pertial shade or dappled shade to full sun in cooler climates.

This hybrid hasn't been known to set seed but you can home propagate by taking stem cuttings or layering long leafy stems.


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

Seward, Alaska
Castro Valley, California
Richmond, California
San Leandro, California
Des Plaines, Illinois
Albertville, Minnesota
Port Lavaca, Texas
Sumner, Washington

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