Perennial Pansy, Viola 'Columbine'

Viola

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

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

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

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

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Purple

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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:

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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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 ..in 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.

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