Skip to site navigation

Viola odorata 'Wellsiana' (Vt) AGM

Home  |  Plants > Plant Selector > Viola odorata 'Wellsiana' (Vt) AGM

© www.gardenworldimages.com

Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Mat forming

Fragrance

Flower

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Dark Purple in Winter

Foliage

Dark Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

Up to 10 cm

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

sweet violet 'Wellsiana'

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

Violets are stoloniferous perennials with small, highly fragrant, self-coloured purple, blue or white flowers in late winter and early spring

'Wellsiana' is a compact semi-evergreen perennial forming a spreading clump to 10cm in height, with dark green leaves and large, long-stemmed, very fragrant, deep purple flowers

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

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

Cultivation

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

Soil

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

Propagation

Propagate by stem cuttings in spring or late summer

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

Deadhead to prolong flowering. After flowering cut back vigorous plants to keep compact

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