Viola x wittrockiana 'Black'
Viola, Heartsease, Viola tricolor hortensis, Annual Violet
|From tiny ¾-inch Johnny-jump-ups to giant pansy strains with flowers 5 inches across, Violas are beloved garden flowers. Their cheerful, smiling blossoms come in many bright and deep-toned colors, in solid and multi-colored flowers, with contrasting splashes of color and finely detailed whisker-like markings. Use in masses as edging or bedding in combination with spring flowering bulbs. Excellent in woodland and rock gardens, containers and hanging baskets. Flowers are edible and can be used for flavoring candy, tea, cakes and drinks. Johnny-jump-ups add color to salads. Violas love cool weather and continue bloom after light frosts. In hot summer climates, remove plants in early summer. Best in partial shade, but tolerate full sun in cool summer climates. In mild winter climates, plant in fall for winter and spring bloom. Watch for spider mites.
Black flowers generate interest and curiosity. many such Pansies are available, including 'King of the Black', 'Jet Black', and 'Black Devil'. All have deep purple tints. Cut flowers to prolong bloom.
Attributes - Viola x wittrockiana 'Black'
Plant Type: Annual
Bloom Season: Late Winter through Early Summer
Flower Color: Purple
Height: 6 in. to 9 in.
Width: 1 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Notes: Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Edible, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Aphids, Black Spot, Caterpillars, Powdery Mildew, Root Rot, Rust, Spider Mites.
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