Viola walteri 'Silver Gem'
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.
||moist well-drained soil (drought-tolerant once established)
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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May 22, 2011