Etain Violet

Viola cornuta 'Etain'

With large, sweetly scented flowers on neat, compact clumps, this exceptionally reliable perennial provides great color impact from spring to early summer. Flowering repeats in fall after a brief pause in summer; continuing nearly year-round in mild areas. Perfect for use in semi-shady spots under trees, in perennial borders, window boxes and patio containers.
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Filtered sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationvy-OH-la
Average Size at MaturityFast growth 6 to 8 in. tall, 10 - 12 in. wide.
Bloom TimeHeavy in spring, intermittently summer and fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorMulticolored
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Rock Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Best in cool, moist, soils, with dappled shade in hot areas. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Give young plants winter protection in cold zones. Cut back and apply a general purpose fertilizer in spring. Sheer occasionally to rejuvenate.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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