Landscape Literacy

Plant of the Week: Viola

Violas are a popular and hearty annual that blooms throughout Fall and into Winter. They come in a variety of solid colors from cheery yellows and bright oranges, to deep purples, and even black. Violas also come in Blotch versions, which feature an accent color in the center of the flower.

Light Needs: Full sun or partial shade

Watering Needs: Moderate watering, can be drought-tolerant

Average Size: 6”-8” tall

Why we love this plant: In comparison to Pansies, Violas have a smaller flower, but feature more blooms per plant, giving them a fuller look than their close relative. Violas are a beautiful addition to garden beds, and also look great in baskets or planters. We love to use them in Autumnal colors to transition landscaping from Summer into Fall.