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Viola 'Huntercombe Purple' (Viola 'Huntercombe Purple')

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 'Huntercombe Purple'

Other names

Viola 'Huntercombe Purple'

Genus

Viola Viola

Variety or Cultivar

'Huntercombe Purple' _ 'Huntercombe Purple' is a clump- or mat-forming, often short-lived, evergreen perennial with ovate, scalloped, dark green leaves and deep purple flowers in spring and summer.


Viola 'Huntercombe Purple' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers may be fragrant.

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Dark-purple in Spring; Dark-purple in Summer

Foliage

Bright-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. Cut back after flowering to maintain a compact habit.

Propagation methods

Stem tip cuttings


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Where to grow

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

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging

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, 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 'Huntercombe Purple'

Other names

Viola 'Huntercombe Purple'

Genus

Viola Viola

Variety or Cultivar

'Huntercombe Purple' _ 'Huntercombe Purple' is a clump- or mat-forming, often short-lived, evergreen perennial with ovate, scalloped, dark green leaves and deep purple flowers in spring and summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers may be fragrant.

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Dark-purple in Spring; Dark-purple in Summer

Foliage

Bright-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. Cut back after flowering to maintain a compact habit.

Propagation methods

Stem tip cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging

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, 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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