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Viola - Violets

Brightening the garden with their charming and colorful flowers, Viola (Violet) is a vast genus which includes almost 500 species of annuals, biennials, and both tender and hardy perennials. Invaluable for their winter, spring or summer blooms, their color palette is unsurpassed, offering beautiful pastels and sparkling tones. Some blooms have two, even three colors. Many have unique patterns and markings. Violas and pansies are generally treated as annuals  and used for borders, edgings or containers. Violets are more often used in woodland gardens or rock gardens. Among the most popular Violas are the delightfully fragrant Sweet Violets (Viola odorata) blooming in late winter; the Johnny Jump Ups (Viola tricolor) with their purple, yellow white face-like flowers from late spring until fall. Not to forget the pansies, Viola x wittrockiana, with their cheerful multi-colored flowers through the spring and into summer. There is almost a Viola for every season! 


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Viola 'Celestial Blue Moon'

Noted for its winter hardiness and heat tolerance, Viola 'Celestial Blue Moon' is a compact, rounded, evergreen perennial prized for its abundance of fragrant, creamy-white flowers lightly washed in sky blue and accented by bright yellow eyes. Produced from early spring to late fall, they will bloom through the summer in the Midwest. In the Southeast they will quit blooming, but their foliage will thrive and they will rebloom in the fall. Sometimes they will flower all winter in mild climate areas.

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Viola 'Celestial Midnight'

Noted for its winter hardiness and heat tolerance, Viola 'Celestial Midnight' is a compact, rounded, evergreen perennial prized for its abundance of fragrant, dark, rich violet flowers blushed with burgundy and adorned with a bright yellow eye. Produced from early spring to late fall, they will bloom through the summer in the Midwest. In the Southeast they will quit blooming, but their foliage will thrive and they will rebloom in the fall. Sometimes they will flower all winter in mild climate areas.

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Viola 'Celestial Northern Lights'

Noted for its winter hardiness and heat tolerance, Viola 'Celestial Northern Lights' is a compact, rounded, evergreen perennial prized for its abundance of fragrant, vibrant purple flowers with sunshine yellow and orange blushed petals. Produced from early spring to late fall, they will bloom through the summer in the Midwest. In the Southeast they will quit blooming, but their foliage will thrive and they will rebloom in the fall. Sometimes they will flower all winter in mild climate areas.

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Viola 'Celestial Twilight'

Noted for its winter hardiness and heat tolerance, Viola 'Celestial Twilight' is a compact, rounded, evergreen perennial prized for its abundance of fragrant, bright sunshine-yellow flowers blushed mauve and orange. Produced from early spring to late fall, they will bloom through the summer in the Midwest. In the Southeast they will quit blooming, but their foliage will thrive and they will rebloom in the fall. Sometimes they will flower all winter in mild climate areas.

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Viola 'Etain'

Deliciously scented, Viola 'Etain' is a low-growing, evergreen perennial producing large, creamy-yellow flowers, 1.75 in. across (4 cm), adorned with contrasting lavender-purple edges from spring to fall. Though it blooms the heaviest from late spring to early summer, it will continue to send up flowers sporadically throughout the summer and into fall. The sweet-scented flowers arise from clumps of oval, dark green leaves, which spread to form an elegant ground cover. A classic viola that blooms longer than average and has gorgeous flowers.

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Viola 'Heartthrob' (Violet)

Viola 'Heartthrob' is a low-growing perennial noted for its incredibly showy foliage of heart-shaped leaves adorned with deep burgundy centers that contrast with the bright green leaf edges. Classic lavender-violet flowers appear before the leaves in mid spring, but get covered up later by the magnificent foliage. A wonderful foliage plant for containers, the front of the border, or as a ground cover.

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Viola 'Sorbet Carmine Rose'

Free-flowering and heat tolerant, Viola 'Sorbet Carmine Rose' is a compact, semi-evergreen perennial prized for its abundance of small carmine flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm), adorned with yellow centers and pretty whiskers. Flowering is so prolific that it obscures the foliage when the plant is in full bloom. Being small, the flowers hold up to rainy winter weather much better than large pansies. Produced from early spring to late fall, the blossoms arise from a low, bushy mound of crinkled, rounded, green leaves, which spreads to form an elegant ground cover.

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Viola 'Sorbet Coconut Swirl'

Free-flowering and heat tolerant, Viola 'Sorbet Coconut Swirl' is a compact, semi-evergreen perennial prized for its abundance of small white flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm), adorned with violet edges and indigo whiskers. Flowering is so prolific that it obscures the foliage when the plant is in full bloom. Being small, the flowers hold up to rainy winter weather much better than large pansies. Produced from early spring to late fall, the blossoms arise from a low, bushy mound of crinkled, rounded, green leaves, which spreads to form an elegant ground cover.

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Viola 'Sorbet Icy Blue'

Free-flowering and heat tolerant, Viola 'Sorbet Icy Blue' is a compact, semi-evergreen perennial prized for its abundance of small, pale porcelain-blue flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm), adorned with sky-blue centers and a tiny yellow eye. Flowering is so prolific that it obscures the foliage when the plant is in full bloom. Being small, the flowers hold up to rainy winter weather much better than large pansies. Produced from early spring to late fall, the blossoms arise from a low, bushy mound of crinkled, rounded, green leaves, which spreads to form an elegant ground cover.

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Viola 'Sorbet Lemon Blueberry Swirl'

Free-flowering and heat tolerant, Viola 'Sorbet Lemon Blueberry Swirl' is a compact, semi-evergreen perennial prized for its abundance of small sunny-yellow flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm), adorned with violet edges and indigo whiskers. Flowering is so prolific that it obscures the foliage when the plant is in full bloom. Being small, the flowers hold up to rainy winter weather much better than large pansies. Produced from early spring to late fall, the blossoms arise from a low, bushy mound of crinkled, rounded, green leaves, which spreads to form an elegant ground cover.

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Viola 'Sorbet Lemon Chiffon'

Free-flowering and heat tolerant, Viola 'Sorbet Lemon Chiffon' is a compact, semi-evergreen perennial prized for its abundance of small, soft yellow flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm). Flowering is so prolific that it obscures the foliage when the plant is in full bloom. Being small, the flowers hold up to rainy winter weather much better than large pansies. Produced from early spring to late fall, the blossoms arise from a low, bushy mound of crinkled, rounded, green leaves, which spreads to form an elegant ground cover.

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Viola cornuta 'Halo Lemon Frost'

Noted for its winter hardiness and heat tolerance, Viola cornuta 'Halo Lilac' is a compact, rounded perennial prized for its abundance of large, fragrant, lavender and yellow flowers. Produced from early spring to late fall, the scented flowers of this ever-blooming pansy arise from a low, bushy mound of bright green leaves, which spreads to form an elegant ground cover. Adding cheerfulness to the landscape, this hardy pansy is excellent for massing, edging, rock gardens and in mixed containers.

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Viola cornuta 'Halo Lilac'

Noted for its winter hardiness and heat tolerance, Viola cornuta 'Halo Lilac' is a compact, rounded perennial prized for its abundance of large, fragrant, lilac-purple flowers adorned with creamy-white centers. Produced from early spring to late fall, the scented flowers of this ever-blooming pansy arise from a low, bushy mound of bright green leaves, which spreads to form an elegant ground cover. Adding cheerfulness to the landscape, this hardy pansy is excellent for massing, edging, rock gardens and in mixed containers.

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Viola cornuta 'Halo Violet'

Noted for its winter hardiness and heat tolerance, Viola cornuta 'Halo Violet' is a compact, rounded perennial prized for its abundance of large, fragrant, dark violet-blue flowers, adorned with bright yellow centers. Produced from early spring to late fall, the scented flowers of this ever-blooming pansy arise from a low, bushy mound of bright green leaves, which spreads to form an elegant ground cover. Adding cheerfulness to the landscape, this hardy pansy is excellent for massing, edging, rock gardens and in mixed containers.

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Viola odorata (Sweet Violet)

Deliciously scented, Viola odorata (Sweet Violet) is an indispensable perennial for the shade garden. Blooming in late winter and early spring, it provides attractive foliage, fragrance, and color at a season when few other plants are at their peak.

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Viola sororia (Common Blue Violet)

A Missouri native wildflower, Viola sororia (Common Blue Violet) is a stemless, low-growing perennial with glossy, heart-shaped leaves topped with attractive, large blue-violet flowers with conspicuous white throats.

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