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Australian violet

Viola hederacea

'Australian violet' is a plant in the Viola (Violet) genus with a scientific name of Viola hederacea. The botanical name epithet for Australian violet (hederacea) means 'ivy-like'.It is a flower that typically grows as an evergreen, which is defined as a plant that retains leaves throughout the year. Keep in mind when planning your garden that Australian violet is known for growing to a ground covering habit.

Australia is believed to be where Australian violet originates from.

Australian violet is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Australian violet have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Australian violet

  • Dappled Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys dappled sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Australian violet is thought of as hardy, so this plant will grow or become dormant during the winter.

See our list of companion Plants for Australian violet to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Australian violet from seed

By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Australian violet about 90 days before your last frost date .

Transplanting Australian violet

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Australian violet is a hardy plant.

Common Australian violet problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Australian violet plants:

Other names for Australian violet

Ivy leaved violet, Trailing violet, Native violet, Australian violet, Tasmanian trailing violet

Australian violet care instructions

How long does Australian violet take to grow?

These estimates for how long Australian violet takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world. Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!

When should I plant Australian violet?

Our when to plant Australian violet estimates are relative to your last frost date. Enter your frost dates and we'll calculate your sowing and planting dates for you!


Popular varieties of Australian violet

View the complete variety list for Australian violet »

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