Viola tricolor

Viola tricolor growing subshrub of the genus Viola and also known as Heartsease. Viola tricolor is annual in warm climate and short life perennial in cold climate mostly used as ornamental plant although it's an edible plant. Viola tricolor can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate.

Leaves green with orbicular shape

Flowers edible, there are 3 color in the flower color mostly: in the top purple, the flowers colors in the middle light purple or white in the inner petal of the flower yellow, size can be 2-4 cm

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Viola tricolor
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Requirements for growing Viola tricolor:
Cool weather, well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing Viola tricolor:
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction in Viola tricolor?
No

Difficulties/Problems with growing Viola tricolor:
Sensitive to heat

When is the best time to plant a Viola tricolor plant:
Spring in cold climate, Autumn in warm climate

Pests and diseases in Viola tricolor:
Slug, Mildew, Aphids

When is the best time to prune a Viola tricolor plant?
All year

How to prune a Viola tricolor:
old and dead leaves

What is the size of a Viola tricolor plant?
7-20 cm

Growth speed in Viola tricolor:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Viola tricolor Irrigation Water Management:
Average amount of water

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

It is possible to grow Viola tricolor indoor?
No

Growing Viola tricolor is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

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When does Viola tricolor bloom?
Spring, summer and autumn in cold climate, Winter spring and early summer in warm climate

General information about the flower:
Edible flowers, there are 3 color in the flower color mostly: in the top purple ,in the middle light purple or white in the inner petal of the flower yellow the size can be 2-4 cm

Thinning / Deadheading of Viola tricolor Blossom:
When the flower start to die take the stem of the flower

Pollination is done by:
Bees, butterfly

Edible leaves: 

When to trim Viola tricolor leaves?
Spring, summer and autumn in cold climate, Autumn, winter and spring in warm climate

How to trim Viola tricolor leaves?
Cut the leaves next to the stems 

Information about Viola tricolor leaves:
Leaves green with oval shape sometime secreted in the edges

Uses of Viola tricolor leaves:
Salad, cooked