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Viola walteri 'Silver Gem'

Viola walteri 'Silver Gem'

Family violaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-8)
Flowers violet (spring-summer)
Size 3-5"
Light part shade
Cultural notes moist well-drained soil (drought-tolerant once established)

Slowly spreading groundcover that forms a tidy mound of silver-and-green-patterned heart-shaped leaves with purple undersides. I've grown pretty-patterned violets before, but they always seem to peter out within a year or two. Hopefully this one will prove more permanent.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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