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Viola corsica
Viola corsica
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Viola corsica

Corsican Violet

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.545.090

A little-known species of violet, similar to the popular winter pansy. Plants form a low mound of bright green leaves, bearing loads of deep violet-blue flowers, each bloom with a tiny yellow centre and a white whiskered face. Flowers are produced through the spring and into summer, even in hot summer regions. Nice in the rock garden or in pots. Flowers are edible. Remove faded blooms regularly to encourage more buds to form. This plant will self seed gently around when the site suits it well. Said to be drought tolerant and more reliably perennial than most other pansies.

Further details for
Viola corsica

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Cut Flower
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.