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VERONICA longifolia 'Charlotte', Spike Speedwell VERONICA longifolia 'Charlotte'
Spike Speedwell

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Standing straight & tall, this beauty rises amid variegated deep green foliage edged with a thin icy-white margin. Good cut flower, container, woodland, border & rock garden plant. Forms tiny blossoms in dense, narrow spikes that are abundant. Attracts bees, butterflies & hummingbirds. Blm time: spring-summer. Blm color: white. Ht: 24-30". Width: 18". Exp.: sun/part shade. Water: mod. USDA Z4. PP#23,803

VERONICA peduncularis 'Georgia Blue', Speedwell VERONICA peduncularis 'Georgia Blue'
Speedwell

Perennial: Semi-evergreen. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Good border and rock garden plant. Carries small saucer-shaped blooms in spring and sporadically through the rest of the year. Darling!! Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom color: true blue. Clump forming, spreading: 4-8" x 12". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable VERONICA spicata 'Ulster Dwarf Blue'
Spike Speedwell, Digger's Speedwell

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Good cut flower, container, woodland, border and rock garden plant. Forms tiny blossoms in dense, narrow spikes that are abundant. Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: spring - summer. Bloom color: dark bluish purple. Height: 12 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z3.

VERONICA spicata Royal Candles ('Glory'), Dwarf Spike Speedwell VERONICA spicata Royal Candles ('Glory')
Dwarf Spike Speedwell

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Considered one of the best upright cultivars. Unlike others, the bottom foliage does not die out. Compact, bushy habit. Forms tiny blossoms in dense, narrow spikes. Good cut flower, container, border & rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies & hummers. Blooms: spring-summer. Bloom color: dp blue-violet. Ht.: 15-18". Width: 12-18". Exp.: sun/pt shade. Water: mod. USDA Z3. PP#18932

Photo unavailable VINCA major 'Wojo's Jem'
Periwinkle

Perennial: Evergreen. Tolerant of drought, deer, gopher, fire, coast & clay. Use in window boxes or as a ground cover. Has nice green foliage with creamy yellow centers. Blooms: spring-summer. Color: violet blue. Growth habit: spreading. Ht: 6-12". W: 12". Exposure: pt shade/shade. Water: moderate/moist. Dry shade is ok. USDA Z4. (syn. 'Wojo's Gem') PPAF

Photo unavailable VINCA minor 'Bowles Blue'
Dwarf Periwinkle

Perennial: Evergreen. Drought, coast & clay tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Excellent ground cover plant or for in window boxes. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: 1 1/4" lavender-blue flowers. Growth habit: spreading. Height: 4-8". Exposure: sun/shade. Water: moderate/moist. Dry shade is okay. USDA Z4-9. (syn. 'Bowles' Variety', 'La Grave').

VINCA minor 'Illumination', Dwarf Periwinkle VINCA minor 'Illumination'
Dwarf Periwinkle

Perennial: Evergreen. Drought, coast & clay tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Excellent ground cover plant or for use in window boxes. Striking variegated foliage-solid gold center with a dark green margin. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: blue. Growth habit: spreading. Ht: 4-7". Part shade/shade. Water: mod./moist. Dry shade is okay. USDA Z4-9. PP#12132

VINCA minor 'Purple/Rosea', Dwarf Periwinkle VINCA minor 'Purple/Rosea'
Dwarf Periwinkle

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

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.

VIOLA 'Rebecca', English Viola, Violetta VIOLA 'Rebecca'
English Viola, Violetta

Perennial: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. Pansy-like velvety blooms. Good in borders and containers. Attracts butterflies. Blooms from spring to summer. Bloom color: white with purplish blue margin at the petals edges. Height: 6-12 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

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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