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Viola 'Juliette Blue, Pale Wings'

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Characteristics

Plant type

Annual/Biennial or Bedding

Habit

Clump-forming

Fragrance

Flower

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Blue, Purple and Yellow in Winter

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

viola 'Juliette Blue, Pale Wings'

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

'Juliette Blue, Pale Wings' is a compact bedding viola to 15cm in height, with fragrant, medium-sized pale violet-blue flowers, with a yellow eye, flushed with violet on the lower petals

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • West-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade

Soil

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

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in late winter or early spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types

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


How to care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering

Pests

May be attacked by slugs, snails, aphids, glasshouse red spider mite, violet gall midge

Diseases

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