Viola palustris - Marsh Violet

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  • Approximate height: 3cm (1 inch) 
  • Recommended water levels: plant in moist or wet soil but not underwater
  • Flowering time: April to May
  • Flower colour: Purple
  • Supplied in the solid 9cm pot we grow them in

This little gem of a native species has delicate pale violet-blue flowers with purple veins in late spring, and clusters of small green reniform leaves. A wild relative of the pansy, it is found in wet woodlands or meadows, marshes and stream margins. It is low-growing and spreads slowly to give useful ground cover. It is a very small plant, especially when dormant in the winter, so do not plant in an area where fast-growing weeds and grass are likely to smother it. 

If designing a planting scheme, we recommend approximately 10 - 12 Viola palustris plants per square foot of ground, or 4 plants per linear foot of pond edge. Read more here on how to pot and care for your marsh plant.