Viola hederacea growing herbaceous of the genus Viola and also known as Wild pansy or Heartsease, Viola hederacea is annual in warm climate and short life perennial in cold climate mostly used as ornamental plant although it’s an edible plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and grow in hardiness zone 2-11.
Leaves green with orbicular to round shape
Viola hederacea flower
Flowers edible, color purple and white, purple in the middle and white in the outer
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Requirements for Viola hederacea growing and care:
Cool weather, well-drained soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to heat, invasive
Spring in cold climate, autumn-winter in warm climate
Pests and diseases:
Slug, Mildew, Aphids
How to prune:
old and dead leaves
Size of the plant?
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun (more flowers)/ Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring, summer and autumn in cold climate, Winter spring and early summer in warm climate
General information about the flower:
Edible flowers, purple and white, purple in the middle and white in the outer.
Pollination is done by:
Uses of flower:
Salad, eat raw
Leaves harvesting season
Spring, summer and autumn in cold climate, Autumn, winter and spring in warm climate
How to harvest the leaves?
Cut the leaves next to the stems
Information about leaves:
Leaves green with oval shape sometime secreted in the edges
Uses of Viola hederacea leaves: