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Silver Gem Viola

SKU: AM014282
per Plant - 2.5" Pot
No longer available this season.
An attractive native groundcover, 'Silver Gem' Viola is tough, tolerant of dry soils, and thrives in shady areas. Delicate, light-purple blooms are long-lasting atop silver-green, heart-shaped leaves with dark veins. Forming a dense mat over time, 'Silver Gem' makes a sweet statement from late spring through fall. (Viola walteri)
key features
Botanical Name
Viola walteri Silver Gem
Deer Resistant, Groundcover, Long Bloom Time, Small Spaces
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Mature Height
3-5" tall
Mature Spread
10-15" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to fall


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.