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Viola odorata 'Wellsiana' (Sweet violet 'Wellsiana')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.1m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Viola odorata 'Wellsiana'

Other names

Sweet violet 'Wellsiana'

Genus

Viola Viola

Variety or Cultivar

'Wellsiana' _ 'Wellsiana' is a compact, mat-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with rounded to heart-shaped, scalloped, dark green leaves and fragrant, long stemmed, dark purple flowers in late winter and early spring.


Viola odorata 'Wellsiana' is: Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are sweetly scented from late winter to spring.

Habit

Mat Forming, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Purple in Spring; Purple in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

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

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

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering and cut back after flowering to keep compact.

Propagation methods

Stem tip cuttings


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Where to grow

Viola odorata 'Wellsiana' (Sweet violet 'Wellsiana') will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Garden edging, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial 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

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Viola odorata 'Wellsiana'

Other names

Sweet violet 'Wellsiana'

Genus

Viola Viola

Variety or Cultivar

'Wellsiana' _ 'Wellsiana' is a compact, mat-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with rounded to heart-shaped, scalloped, dark green leaves and fragrant, long stemmed, dark purple flowers in late winter and early spring.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are sweetly scented from late winter to spring.

Habit

Mat Forming, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Purple in Spring; Purple in Winter

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

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

Specific diseases

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew , Rust

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering and cut back after flowering to keep compact.

Propagation methods

Stem tip cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Viola odorata 'Wellsiana' (Sweet violet 'Wellsiana') will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Garden edging, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial 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

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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