Viola Silver Gem’s sweet, light purple flowers will last from late spring into the fall months, creating an elegant statement in the shade garden. This tough groundcover is deep resistant and drought-tolerant, making it a versatile choice for many gardens.
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 them 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 violets alone. Because they seed and spread rapidly, and if they spread throughout your other perennials, and in a year or two, you'll have a big job pulling them all out and cleaning everything up.
But just look at those flowers! Who can resist? Plant yours where you want them to spread, and you'll love them forever.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Violet Silver Gem
Viola walteri Silver Gem
5, 6, 7, 8
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Late spring to fall
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Dense mat of silver foliage.
Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Deer Resistant, Groundcover, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Plants For Small Spaces
Spring / Summer, Fall
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