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Viola Tricolor

Botanical Name:

Viola tricolor

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

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Annuals, Herbs, Perennials, Annual, Edible, Herbaceous Perennial, Wildflower

Lifespan

Annual, Perennial

Flower

The flowers are solitary in axils and lateral, hoisted on long peduncles. They appear on aerial stems with more or less long internodes. The 5 sepals are never larger than the corolla. The 5 petals are often three colors and have purple stripes on them the bottom petal has a nectar spur. The typical flower has violet or purple upper petals, white lateral petals, and a yellow lower petal, but other color variations are possible.

Fruit

3-valved capsule which ejects seeds when dry.

Benefits
Attracts

Butterflies

Pollinators

Specialized Bees

Taxonomy

Order

Malpighiales

Family

Viola - Violets

Genus

Viola

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