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PlantFiles: Viola
Viola 'Columbine'

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

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

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


Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Suitable for growing in containers

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

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive saya On Jun 6, 2005, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Cut back after first flush of flowers. They'll regrow quick and it keeps them healthy. In cooler and moist climates they love a place in the (not to hot) sun.. 'Columbine' will do well also in a rockery garden in moist well drained soil. It also stays more compact. The true V. cornuta 's grows original in North Spain the Pyrenees. So any Viola which has some 'cornuta blood' will love such a spot in the garden. Propagation by cuttings or layers is preferred. Plants come true from parent plant and are more endurable then seedlings.
Flowers are edible.


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

Elk Grove, California
Perris, California
San Leandro, California
Delta, Colorado
Southington, Connecticut
Fanwood, New Jersey
Coshocton, Ohio
Malvern, Pennsylvania
Lakewood, Washington

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