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Viola Heartthrob

Violet Heartthrob brings color to the foliage! This new beauty has classic lavender bloom with burgundy-splotched leaves. PP#19996 (Viola)

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Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 6-8" tall, Up to 12" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time: Early summer to early fall
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Purple Viola Heartthrob, Viola, Violet
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Common Name Violet
Botanical Name Viola
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 6-8" tall
Estimated Mature Spread Up to 12" wide
Bloom Time Early summer to early fall
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Heart shaped green serrated leaves with a wide burgundy splash in the center.
Planting Season Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Fragrant, Containers, Groundcover
Ships to Canada No
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Heartthrob ushers in a whole new color scheme for violets as groundcover or decorative plants for the front of a shaded border. With classic lavender violet flowers, this new beauty adds the drama of a deep burgundy heart-shaped blotch on each leaf. A great new garden texture plant among the violets--since after the flowers are gone, this one keeps adding color all season long!

Experienced gardeners have a strong love-hate relationship with violets, and it all depends on where they are planted. Of course, everybody loves the flowers. Just keep the wild ones out of your regular flower garden, and use them under trees, in front of shrubs, and other places for patches of color and borders of groundcover-like greenery after the flowers are gone. Because they seed and spread rapidly, and if they spread throughout your other perennials, in a year or two, you'll have a big job pulling them all out and cleaning everything up. (This is much less of a problem with the hybrids than the wild violets many people collect from the woodland.)

But just look at those flowers! Who can resist? Plant yours where you want them to spread, and you'll love them forever.

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Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

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