Viola hederacea – A native violet.
If you are looking for a low maintenance native ground cover plant then Viola hederacea could be worth looking at. It is best in damp areas, and grows well in light shade. If you have the right position, and are prepared to let it take over an area this is a very useful landscaping plant.
An attractive low growing plant known as the Native Violet. Small pale violet flowers on a creeping groundcover plant. It will flower almost year round, with the best show in warmer months of the year.
This is an evergreen perennial and with kidney-shaped, bright green leaves. It can tend to smother other low growing or prostrate plants, so it needs to kept in check in the home garden, can be grown in containers.
Useful for underplanting taller shrubs or trees in a shaded position.
Also used for growing between pavers as well as in containers where again it is used for underplanting. Sometimes suggested as a lawn substitute, however only in no traffic areas.
Viola hederacea Care
Viola hederacea is generally a tough plant but preferring moist conditions and semi shade.
Reaching to under .3m in height, this is a plant that will spread quickly in damp areas, and as such is very useful in these areas.
- Part shade
- Moist soil
- Fast Growing
- Height – 20 cm
- Pale mauve flowers
- Low growing groundcover
- Viola banksii