Denver Plants

Common name: "Corsican Violet" or "Viola"
Latin name:
Viola corisica

Corsican Violet
Class: Annual - Perennial
Growth habit:
Small clumps
Max height:
6" - 8"
Spread: 6" - 8"

Flowers: Early spring - Late fall
Available cultivars: 1

Origin: Mediterranean
Water: Pictured: Viola corsica
Plant Select® Winner 2003
Cultivation: The "Corsican Violet" is a naturally occurring species native to The Mediterranean area. These beautiful Violas are extremely hardy, and easy to grow. Corsican Violas are heat and drought tolerant as well as winter hardy in Colorado. They are an excellent choice for rock gardens, beds, or mixed containers. Corsican Violets may surprise you the following season with some new volunteers, as the plant may re-seed itself.

Plant Corsican Viola in any well drained fertile soil in full sun to partial shade. Space plants 6" to 8" apart depending on how quickly you want the area to fill in. Feed monthly with a balanced liquid fertilizer.

Potential pests ~ diseases:
Aphids or mildews.

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