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 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.
The best position in the garden:
Sun, or partial 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.