Viola odorata Irish Elegance description:
Creamy yellow flowers with an apricot centre in the spring, over a spreading low mat of green foliage.
Good for the front of a border or in a wildlife garden.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
This is excellent for a wildlife area, border or rough area in most soils, including heavy or clay ones.
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Common name: Sweet Violet Irish Elegance.
Also known as: Viola Sulfurea, Viola odorata Sulfurea and Viola Sulphur.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will keep spreading and is excellent for growing under trees.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates a chalky soil, and an acidic soil and a clay soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 10 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 4 plants per square metre, but it will continue to spread!
Reference:  Plantlife
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