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.
Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Fragrant
Containers
Groundcover
Edible
Low Maintenance
Plants for Small Spaces
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Mature Plant Size 6" tall , 12" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to late summer
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Size Plant - 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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Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
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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.
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SKU
HC014745
Ships To Canada
No
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
Height
Under 6 inches
Mature Height
6" tall
Mature Spread
12" wide
Bloom Time
Late Spring - Early Summer, Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Late spring to late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
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
Fragrant, Containers, Groundcover, Edible, Low Maintenance, Plants for Small Spaces, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Awards
Plant Select
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
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.
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ZoneShipping Status
Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of April 29th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 15th, 2019
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of March 25th, 2019
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of March 4th, 2019
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
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