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Viola 'Aspasia' (Viola 'Aspasia')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.2m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Viola 'Aspasia'

Other names

Viola 'Aspasia'

Genus

Viola Viola

Variety or Cultivar

'Aspasia' _ 'Aspasia' is a compact, clump-forming, evergreen perennial with ovate, toothed, dark green leaves and, throughout summer, lightly fragrant flowers with creamy-white upper petals and deep yellow lower petals.


Viola 'Aspasia' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers may be fragrant.

Habit

Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Dark-yellow, Cream in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Slugs , Snails , Violet leaf midge , Aphids Glasshouse red spider mite , Slugs , Snails , Violet leaf midge , Aphids

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew , Rust Leaf spot , Powdery mildew , Rust

General care

Pruning

Deadheading will encourage flowering. After flowering cut back vigorous plants to keep compact.

Propagation methods

Stem tip cuttings


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Where to grow

Viola 'Aspasia' (Viola 'Aspasia') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Coastal, City, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Ground Cover

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or light shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Viola 'Aspasia'

Other names

Viola 'Aspasia'

Genus

Viola Viola

Variety or Cultivar

'Aspasia' _ 'Aspasia' is a compact, clump-forming, evergreen perennial with ovate, toothed, dark green leaves and, throughout summer, lightly fragrant flowers with creamy-white upper petals and deep yellow lower petals.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers may be fragrant.

Habit

Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Dark-yellow, Cream in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Slugs , Snails , Violet leaf midge , Aphids

Specific diseases

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew , Rust

General care

Pruning

Deadheading will encourage flowering. After flowering cut back vigorous plants to keep compact.

Propagation methods

Stem tip cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Viola 'Aspasia' (Viola 'Aspasia') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Coastal, City, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Ground Cover

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or light shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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