Viola corsica

Corsican Pansy

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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.

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Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Easy to grow
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Groundcover
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Plants for Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Average
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Bloom Time Late spring to late summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Plant - 2.5" deep pot
SKU 97450
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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.
SKU 97450
Common Name Corsican 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
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 Easy to grow, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Groundcover, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Plants for Small Spaces
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & 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

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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3.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • Hardy (4)
  • Healthy (4)
  • Accurate instructions (3)

Cons

  • Small in size (3)

Best Uses

  • Garden (6)
  • Outdoors (5)
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1.0

Not sure it lived.

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from Denver, CO

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    Cons

    • Small In Size

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about High Country Gardens Viola corsica:

    I see this doing well in low water gardens but it starts out so small when you get it in the mail and never seemed healthy to me. Will see if it comes back this year but not thinking it will.

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    5.0

    A winner!

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    from Flagstaff, AZ

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Fragrant
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Viola corsica:

      This was one of the best additions to our garden last year. The plants arrived in excellent condition. They began blooming almost as soon as they were in the ground, and they continued to produce flowers well into fall, long after other plants had gone to sleep. This spring, they were the first perennials flower.

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      5.0

      Always a cheerful sight

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      from Bozeman Montana

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Healthy
      • Self Seeding

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        • Borders
        • Garden
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        • Patio

        Comments about High Country Gardens Viola corsica:

        Planted in a display garden with poor soil and they grew into hefty mounds with absolutely no maintenance. They had to be re-located to a different display garden where the soil was only slightly better. After 3 years they are self seeding to add even more color to the garden. They are so sweet I had to have in my home garden. They survived a zone 3 winter and are one of the first plants to bloom in the spring, alongside daffodils. Thus far there is no evidence of disease or deer and rabbit damage. Just adore their bright, shining faces.

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        4.0

        Beautiful Color & Blooms Most of Year

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        from Alderson, WV

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        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Blooms Most Of Year
        • Hardy
        • Healthy
        • Reseeds

        Cons

        • Small In Size

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about High Country Gardens Viola corsica:

        The color looks better in real life than what is pictured in the catalog. I like that it is a bit unusual in color. It blooms during all four seasons.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        50% success rate

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        from Glenwood Springs Colorado

        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive

        Cons

        • Small In Size

        Best Uses

        • Outdoors

        Comments about High Country Gardens Viola corsica:

        half of the plants died - the other half are quite small but attractive

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great

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        from Durango, Colorado

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        • Accurate Instructions
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          Comments about High Country Gardens Viola corsica:

          They look great

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Viola Corsica

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          from Abilene, TX

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Viola corsica:

          I have planted viola corsica several times, and I cannot get it to stay alive. I had read that it would go dormant and come back, but mine disappear. I am in Abilene, TX. Maybe our nights that don't cool off are the culprit, but I have tried almost all sun exposures except total shade.

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          4.0

          Beautiful Blooms Most of the Year

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          from Alderson, WV

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          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

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            • Garden
            • Outdoors
            • Patio

            Comments about High Country Gardens Viola corsica:

            This plant blooms most of the year and has beautiful flowers.

            I used the plants as opposed to the seeds from High Country Gardens. I planted them in flower beds on the east side of buildings in two basic locations--in front of my house and in front of a business. In front of my house, the soil was better than in front of the business, and I watered those flowers more often than the ones in front of a business. Apparently I pampered the ones in front of my house too much and they died. The viola corsica in front of the business lived and there is still a small patch of them after many years. At first I left the flowers to reseed, but a few years back, I started to scrape the dirt near the plants and take some of the seeds off the plants and plant them where I scraped the soil. And then I would put a little dirt on top of the seeds. I live in zone 6B. The surviving flowers are next to a sidewalk and a rock. It looks good near pink fountain gaura, lilies, and calendula.

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            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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