| Viola 'Purple Showers' (30)ct Flat
Common Name: Tufted Violet.
Zones 4 to 8
Full sun to full shade.
Mature height of 6 to 8 inches and a spread of 6 to 8;
Clump-forming cultivar with large, 2 inch, slightly fragrant, purple flowers. Blooms heaviest from late spring to early summer, and continues to send up flowers sporadically throughout the summer. The long flower stems are excellent for cutting.
Violas are easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil; best conditions are in cool, organic, moist, shady environments. Intolerant of drought and hot, humid summers, shade from deciduous trees is ideal as plants receive full sun in the spring, and protection from summer sun. In the south, violas should be grown in partial to full shade and mulched to help the soil stay cool and moist.
To stimulate additional flower production, plants should be sheared back periodically when blooming begins to decline. Plants can also be sheared back in early spring to remove any winter-damaged foliage.
Attributes: Border plants, Container, Cut flower, Dried flower, Edging, Fragrant flowers, Mass Planting.