Viola labradorica Purpurea – ALPINE


A great combination of mauve-purple flowers over black-green leaves, wonderful for a shady spot.

Handy size, grown in 9cm pot.

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Viola labradorica Purpurea description

Blue-mauve flowers in the spring and autumn. It also has attractive black-green leaves.

A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
A plant that is good for wildlife.

Good for a flower border or patioGood for the front of a shady border, in a container, or by a patio and is undemanding in any reasonably drained soil, provided it isn’t too dry. It will increase in size by gently reseeding itself.

Now called: Viola riviniana Purpurea Group

Common name: Purple Labrador Violet.


Viola Purpurea

The best position in the garden:

Sun, or partial shade, or shade.

Sun or semi shade or shade

Is it useful as a ground cover plant?

Yes, it will fill a largish space at the front of a plant border.

What type of soil:

Any reasonable soil, but not too dry. Also tolerates 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 15 cm.
Spread 40 cm.

Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:

Allow 5 plants per square metre.

Additional information

Weight .25 kg


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