Viola banksii which has the common name Native Violet is part of the Violaceae family.
If you have ever wondered how to grow Viola banksii then look no further. Native Violet are relatively straightforward to grow, but there are a few tricks to growing Viola banksii in Australia. Get these right and you will be laughing.
How big can Viola banksii grow?
Viola banksii Native Violet can grow to a height between 0.2 ~ 0.4 metres and grow to a width of 0.3 ~ 2 metres. Make sure that you have the right amount of space for your Native Violet in your chosen planting location.
What colour flowers do Viola banksii have?
Viola banksii Native Violet have wonderful flowers which can be white, purple, mauve. Native Violet will flower during all year.
Where should you plant Viola banksii?
Native Violet thrive in a light shade, half shade, heavy shade location and are perfect for planting in a low maintenance garden, courtyard, poolside, container growing, cottage garden, flower garden, coastal garden. They thrive in the following climate zones sub-tropical, warm temperate, cool temperate, mediterranean.
Native Violet can be planted in a variety of soil types such as clay, loamy, sandy loam, clay loam, potting mix, poor soil. They can handle a variety of Ph level including acid, neutral, alkaline. Native Violet likes it’s soil soil moisture levels to be well-drained, moist moderate drainage, boggy poorly drained.”
Are Viola banksii perennial?
Yes, Viola banksii Native Violet are perennial. A perennial plant is a plant that lives more than two years. The term is often used to differentiate a plant from shorter-lived annuals and biennials.
Are Viola banksii frost tolerant?
Yes, Viola banksii tolerates light frost.
How to propagate Viola banksii
The best way to propagate Viola banksii is by division.
What are Viola banksii used for?
Viola banksii Native Violet can be used as a groundcover, border plant, lawn alternative. Other special uses for Viola banksii Native Violet include being used bog gardens, playground friendly. Native Violet are great at attracting wildlife such as bees.
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