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Viola

Botanical Name:

Viola

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Herb/Forb, Native Plant, Perennial, Wildflower

Lifespan

Perennial

Flower

1/2 inch to 3/4 inch flowers in various colors, most are 5-petaled with 4 petals being swept upright or fan-like and one acting as a guide for pollinators. The shape of the petals vary. Most bloom in spring.

Fruit

During the summer cleistogamous flowers without petals produce seeds which are thrown by mechanical ejection from three-parted seed capsules. Fruit capsules are produced that split open by way of three valves.

Benefits
Attracts

Bees

Butterflies

Pollinators

Small Mammals

Songbirds

Specialized Bees

Taxonomy

Order

Malpighiales

Family

Violaceae

Genus

Viola

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