A little bit about Viola Friolina

There’s no excuse for a dull and dormant autumn and winter garden when you have pretty perennial Viola Friolina in bloom. At a time when many flowering plants are enjoying a winter snooze, this autumn- and winter-flowering beauty is branching out and trailing, revealing an abundance of blooms as it goes. Evergreen Friolina is perfect for hanging baskets, patio pots, window boxes and as a groundcover. As Pyrenees native, Friolina doesn’t mind extreme heat or cold.

Botanical name: Viola cornuta

Height: 15 centimetres Width: 35 centimetres

Ideal spot: Viola Friolina is happy in full sun or part shade.

Where to grow Viola Friolina? Friolina is perfect for hanging baskets, patio pots, window boxes and as a groundcover.

When does Viola Friolina bloom? You can enjoy its abundance of pansy-like flowers from April to August.

 

Caring tips

How to prepare for planting

When growing Viola Friolina in a pot, use a well-draining, nutrient-rich potting mix.

Feed

To keep Viola Friolina blooming abundantly, feed it a high-nitrogen fertiliser. Feed every two weeks if growing in a pot and monthly if it’s in the ground.

Prune

Viola Friolina doesn’t need pruning or pinching.

Protect

Viola Friolina has proven to be generally free of pests and disease.

Water

Viola Friolina doesn't like to be dry, so water often (but not too much) if planted in the ground. In containers, keep soil slightly moist.

 

Viola Friolina Lemon pictured.