Viola 'Helen Mount'
380 seeds $2.50
Viola tricolor 'Helen Mount'
Viola tricolor 'Helen Mount' has small flowers that bloom from spring to fall in shades of purple, lavender and yellow. It makes a nice groundcover, spreading and self-sowing around larger plants in the garden. Viola 'Helen Mount' reseeds prolifically, but it doesn't interfere with other perennials. It comes up wherever it likes, even in part shade. Viola flowers are edible, which makes them a perfect addition to the herb garden. Viola tricolor is a host plant for several butterfly species, including Variegated Fritillary, Great Spangled Fritillary, and Gray Hairstreak.
Common names include Wild Pansy, Johnny Jump-Up, and Heartsease. Also known as Viola cornuta 'Helen Mount'. Hardy in zones 4-9.
Sowing Viola tricolor 'Helen Mount' Seeds
Start seeds indoors 8 weeks before the last frost date. Or sow outdoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Barely cover with soil. Full sun to part shade. Spacing 4".
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