|Common Name||Hardy violet|
|US Patent #||PP19996|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Hardiness Zone||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||8" / 12" / 7"|
|Finish Time||Fast (4-6 Weeks)|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Flower Color||Pink, Purple|
|Leaf Color||Green, Purple, Red|
|Soil||Moist organic soil with good drainage.|
|pH||5.5 - 6.8|
|Exposure||Part Shade, Full Shade|
|Special Uses||Deep South, Deer Resistant|
|Nutritional Needs||150 - 200 ppm|
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry moderately between waterings.|
|How Different?||It has deep green leaves and a large dark central pattern. Compared to 'Mars' it is more vigorous, has better leaf color, and bigger, rounder leaves.|
|Landscape Value||Wonderful as a ground cover or edging, as an under-story plant under shrubs, or in a mixed container.|
|Finish Time to 4"||6 - 8 weeks in spring|
|Comments||Does not seed around. Flowers appear before the leaves in early spring and are typical violet flowers. The leaves cover them up.|
The lovely heart-shaped leaves have deep burgundy centers that contrast with the bright green leaf edges. A wonderful foliage plant that is attractive in containers, the front of the border, or as a ground cover.
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