Viola corsica

Corsican Perennial Pansy

2003 Plant Select Winner 6" tall x 12" wide Corsican pansy is a perennial wildflower from the Old World that blooms most of the growing season with whiskered blue-purple flowers. A real gem.
Zones4 - 9
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Low Maintenance
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good For Containers
Groundcover
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Plants For Small Spaces
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Edible
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Height6" tall
Mature Spread12" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to late summer
ShippingNo longer available this season. Learn More…
SizePlant - 2.5" Pot
SKUHC014745

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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2003 Plant Select Winner 6" tall x 12" wide (cutting/seed propagated). A perennial pansy? Say it's true! Viola corsica is a much sought after, but difficult to find, perennial that will not only live year to year in your garden but will bloom most of the time too. The blue-purple flowers are whiskered with white and held well above the foliage on sturdy stems. Corsican Pansy appreciates compost enriched garden soils and regular watering.
More Information
SKUHC014745
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Common Name
Corsican Perennial Pansy
Botanical Name
Viola corsica
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Blue, Purple, White
Mature Height
6" tall
Mature Spread
12" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Containers, Groundcover, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Plants For Small Spaces, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Edible
Awards
Plant Select
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides
Viola (Violet) are a group of annual and perennial flowers native primarily to the Northern Hemisphere, but does not include African violets which are members of another genus.

Preferred growing conditions:
  • Plant Viola in compost enriched, acidic loam. Perennial Sweet Violet is best positioned in a full to partial shade locations. Bedding Violas like full sun to partial shade.
  • Mulch with common mulch materials in dry Western climates. Leave un-mulched in moister Eastern climates.
  • Water regularly the first growing season to establish the plant. Sweet Violet like regular irrigation to keep the soil moderately moist. Bedding Viola need regular summer irrigation, too.
  • Deadheading the plants will prolong blooming and prevent unwanted seedlings.
  • Fertilize lightly in the fall with a half and half mix of Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost. Supplement that with the addition of soil sulfur if foliage is looking chlorotic (yellow).
  • Special comments:
  • Sweet violets are semi-evergreen and should not be cut back too hard in spring. A light trimming to remove winter-damaged foliage is sufficient.

  • View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
Shipping

No longer available this season.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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