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Viola 'Velour Purple and White' (Velour Series)

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Characteristics

Plant type

Bedding

Habit

Clump-forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

White and Pale Purple in Spring and Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

1-2 years


Preferred common name

pansy 'Velour Purple and White'

Family

Violaceae


Viola can be annuals, biennials or deciduous or evergreen perennials, with simple or pinnately lobed leaves and 5-petalled flowers of characteristic shape

'Velour Purple and White' is a compact pansy to 15cm, with yellow-eyed, light purple flowers with white markings, flowering in spring and summer

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Best grown in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Garden Edging or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering

Pests

May be attacked by slugs, snails, aphids and glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases

May be subject to a leaf spot, a virus, a rust and powdery mildews