Viola labradorica

One of the best-ever ground-cover plants which gradually spreads in even in the darkest corners, to cover all your soil and get there before the weeds. More
1 x 9cm plant 200787-1 £4.95 Delivery early October
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3 x 9cm plants 200787-3 £9.95 Delivery early October
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One of the best-ever ground-cover plants which gradually spreads in even the darkest corners, to cover all your soil and get there before the weeds. This variety is semi-evergreen (almost evergreen in mild areas) and was one of Vita Sackville-West’s favourite plants for weed suppression at Sissinghurst.

Genus Viola
Group/Species labradorica
Variety syn. V. riviniana 'Purpurea' 
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Wood Violet
Border Position Container, Front, Ground Cover, In Grass
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Heavy Clay, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 10cm (4in)
Spacing 20cm (8in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Position in the rock garden where is can gently self seed into small gaps or as a pathway edging in shady places. 
Care Tips Plants will generally establish very easily without any extra care.
Flowering March - June
Harvesting Flower production: 4-5 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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