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Viola x wittrockiana 'Helen Mount'

Family: Violaceae (vy-oh-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Viola (vy-OH-la) (Info)
Species: x wittrockiana (wit-rok-ee-AH-na) (Info)
Cultivar: Helen Mount

7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Alpines and Rock Gardens

under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
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:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow
Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:
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)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
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

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Sabathiel On May 18, 2012, Sabathiel from Charleston, SC (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a fun plant! Easy to grow, smells like honey & the flowers are edible. I bought plugs as well as starting some from seed. Took about 2 months to flower from seed with flowers slightly smaller than the plugs' flowers.
Seed gathered & grown from the plugs did not come 'true' & are noticeably smaller but very pretty. I will add pix of the new plants to this plant-file. From what I can tell, these new plants are also unscented.

Positive lilianrose On May 22, 2011, lilianrose from Eastpointe, MI wrote:

I bought some end of the year specials in late August which didn't do well due to the heat and drought. Despite this, they seeded, and this spring I have several plants thriving. I've heard that they will throw seed all over, but the plant is easily pulled out, so eliminating unwanted volunteers will be no harder than weeding and probably easier.

Positive Cordeledawg On May 18, 2008, Cordeledawg from Cordele, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Not only did this viola germinate quickly (in just 6 days), 'Helen Mount; quickly bloomed two months after germinating!


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

Elk Grove, California
Merced, California
Cordele, Georgia
Eastpointe, Michigan
Saint Joseph, Missouri
Raleigh, North Carolina
North Charleston, South Carolina
Crossville, Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee
Houston, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Reston, Virginia

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