How to grow Viola hederacea

Viola hederacea grow and care – 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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How to grow 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

Planting season:
Spring in cold climate, autumn-winter in warm climate

Pests and diseases:
Slug, Mildew, Aphids

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
old and dead leaves

Size of the plant?
7-20 cm

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun (more flowers)/ Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
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:
Bees, butterfly

Uses of flower:
Salad, eat raw

Edible leaves

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:
Salad, cooked

Scientific name:

Viola hederacea

How to grow Viola hederacea

Viola hederacea ground cover

Viola hederacea

Viola hederacea flower


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible flowers
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Salad
Flower colors
  • Purple flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Subshrub
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 2
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 9