Heartthrob Hardy Violet

Viola 'Heartthrob' PP #19,996

A beautiful foliage plant for a container, border front, or a mass planting in a woodland garden understory. Classic violet flowers appear in mid-spring, but the real sensation is the heart-shaped, foliage that follows with burgundy-purple centers and vibrant green edges. An excellent companion for purple-leafed foliage plants. An herbaceous perennial.
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Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade

Water regularly to keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.


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Botanical Pronunciationvy-OH-la
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 8 in. tall, spreading 12 in. wide.
Bloom TimeMid-Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Accent, Edging, Ground Cover, Hanging Basket
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Iris (Iris); Fern (Woodwardia)

Provide cool, moist, organically rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soil; take care not to bury crown. Apply a thick layer of mulch to keep roots cool and moist, avoiding the crown. Shelter from harsh sun exposures. Maintain evenly moist but not soggy soils; does not tolerate drought. Feed when new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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