(Viola tricolor hortensis)
Other Names - Stiefmütterchen, Johnny-Jump-ups, Heart's Ease, Love-in-idleness, Viola Pansies.
Origins - Europe.
Perennial (herbaceous), often grown as annuals.
Hardiness (see References, below) - Zones 4 - 8.
Bloom - Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer.
Height - Approx. 3 in (9cm).
Cultivation - Sun, or partial shade, away from extreme exposure to heat. Humus rich soils. Fertilize during blooming season.
Propagation - By seeds.
Other - Cute blooms will cheer up, any Fall, Winter, and Spring garden. Fantastic variety of bloom colors; - many variegated, ones. Most violas will die out during hot Summer days. If you'll let them go to seed, they will easily propagate in the next growing season.
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