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VINCA minor 'Ralph Shugert', Dwarf Periwinkle VINCA minor 'Ralph Shugert'
Dwarf Periwinkle

Perennial: Evergreen. Drought, coast & clay tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Has variegated green foliage with white edges. Use in window boxes or as a ground cover. Blooms: spring-fall. Color: blue-violet. Robust grower that spreads more from the crown than the stems. Ht: 4-6". W: 14". Exposure: part shade/shade. Water: mod./moist. Dry shade is okay. USDA Z4-9.

VINCA minor 'Sterling Silver', Dwarf Periwinkle VINCA minor 'Sterling Silver'
Dwarf Periwinkle

Perennial: Evergreen. Drought, coast & clay tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Ground cover plant or use in window boxes. More vigorous than Vinca minor 'Variegated'. Nice green & cream variegated foliage. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: blue. Growth habit: spreading. Ht: 4-7". Exposure: part shade/shade. Water: moderate/moist. Dry shade is okay. USDA Z4-9.

VINCA minor 'White', Dwarf Periwinkle VINCA minor 'White'
Dwarf Periwinkle

Perennial: Evergreen. Drought, coast & clay tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Excellent ground cover or use in window boxes. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: white. Growth habit: spreading. Height: 4-7 inches. Exposure: sun/shade. Water: moderate/moist. Dry shade is okay. USDA Z4-9.

VIOLA 'Columbine', Viola VIOLA 'Columbine'
Viola

Perennial: Good for containers and borders. Bloom color: cream with lots of dark purple streaks on the edges. Attracts butterfliles. A real cutie! Height: around 6-8 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. Drought tolerant. Hardy.

VIOLA 'Etain', English Viola VIOLA 'Etain'
English Viola

Perennial: Evergreen. Dating back to the 1800's when a pansy was crossed with a viola & back with a pansy. Etain was the first one crossed & possibly the most beautiful. Attracts butterflies. Color: yellow with violet edge. Blooms spring to summer. Height: 6-12". Good in borders & pots. Sun/part shade Water: moderate/dry. Drought tolerant. Hardy.

VIOLA 'Molly Sanderson', Viola VIOLA 'Molly Sanderson'
Viola

Perennial: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. A true rare beauty! Stunning pansy-like velvety blms are near black w/prpl veining & a gldn eye. Flowers reach 1.5" in diameter. The petals are edible too, candied or sprinkled over a salad. Good in borders & containers. Bee & butterfly friendly. Blooms nearly year round. Ht.: 6". Spd.: 12". Exp.: sun/part shade (partial shade needed for hot inland areas). Prefers moist but well-draining soil. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable VIOLA - Parma Blue (possibly V. alba)
Parma Violet

Perennial: Parma violets are very hard to come by! This one carries very fragrant double, light blue flowers in spring. Attracts butterflies. It is ideal for a woodland garden, low border, as a ground cover or in containers. Height: around 6 inches. Exposure: sun on coast/part shade elsewhere. Water: moderate. Drought tolerant. USDA Z6.

VIOLA cornuta 'Sorbet Antique Shades', Horned Violet VIOLA cornuta 'Sorbet Antique Shades'
Horned Violet

Perennial: Uniform habit and early-blooming. Both heat and cold tolerant. Free-flowering and overwinters excellently. Exposure: sun. Height: 6-8". Spread: 6-8". Water: moderate. Bloom color: wide range of old-fashioned shades and bicolors.

VIOLA hederacea, Ivy Leaf Violet, Australian Violet VIOLA hederacea
Ivy Leaf Violet, Australian Violet

Perennial: Semi-evergreen. Drought tolerant. Native to Australia. Good groundcover, border, container or rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: white w/ purple centers. Height: 4-6". Width: 6". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z9.

VIOLA labradorica, Labrador Viola VIOLA labradorica
Labrador Viola

Perennial: Semi-evergreen. Drought tolerant. Small scale ground cover or use as filler between stepping stones or paving blocks. Reseeds. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: dark purple. Height: 3 inches. Width: 6 inches. Exposure: part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z2. Hardy to 0 deg. or below.

VIOLA odorata, Sweet Violet VIOLA odorata
Sweet Violet

Perennial: Semi-evergreen. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Has heart shaped leaves & small flowers held above on slender stalks. Good cut flower. Border, container or rock garden plant that re-seeds freely. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: winter-spring. Color: violet-blue. Height: 6-8 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable VIOLA odorata 'Comte de Brazza'
Parma Violet

Perennial: Parma violets are very hard to come by! Especially a white one! Fragrant, double white blooms are sometimes tipped w/ pale blue if exposed to strong sunlight. It is ideal for a woodland garden, low border, as a ground cover or in containers. Attracts butterflies. Blm time: spring. Height: around 6 inches. Exp: sun on coast/part shade elsewhere. Water: moderate. Drought tolerant. USDA Z6. (syn. VIOLA odorata 'Swanley White')

Photo unavailable VIOLA odorata 'Duchesse de Parme'
Parma Violet

Perennial: Parma violets are very hard to come by! This one carries very fragrant double, petite lavender-blue flowers in spring. Attracts butterflies. It is ideal for a woodland garden, low border, as a ground cover or in containers. Height: around 6 inches. Spread: 16". Exposure: sun on coast/part shade elsewhere. Water: moderate. Drought tolerant. USDA Z6.

VIOLA odorata 'Rosea', Sweet Violet VIOLA odorata 'Rosea'
Sweet Violet

Perennial: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Heart shaped foliage with very fragrant flowers on slender flower stalks. Good cut flower. Border, ground cover & pot plant. Attracts butterflies. Flowering time: spring & beyond. Bloom color: antique rose-pink. Height: 6-8 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z4.

VIOLA odorata 'Royal Robe', Sweet Violet VIOLA odorata 'Royal Robe'
Sweet Violet

Perennial: Semi-evergreen. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Has heart shaped leaves & fragrant flowers rising on small flower stalks. Good cut flower, border, ground cover or pot plant. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: winter-spring. Bloom color: violet blue. Height: 6-8". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z4. Hardy to 10 degrees or below.

VIOLA odorata 'White Czar', Sweet Violet VIOLA odorata 'White Czar'
Sweet Violet

Perennial: Semi-evergreen. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Has heart shaped leaves and somewhat fragrant flowers on slender flower stalks. Good cut flower. Border, ground cover or container plant. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: winter-spring. Bloom color: white. Height: 8". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z4.

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