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Australian violet

Viola hederacea

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'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.

Australian violet is known for growing with a ground covering habit to a height of approximately 10.16 cm (that's 3.96 inches in imperial).

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

  • Full Shade

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys dappled sun / full shade and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 9 - Zone 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 6.1 and 7.8 as Australian violet likes to be in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil. 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.

Seed Saving Australian violet

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How long does Australian violet take to grow?

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When should I plant Australian violet?

Our when to plant Australian violet estimates are relative to your last frost date.

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When to sow The number of days to sow Australian violet before or after your last frost date.
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Other names for Australian violet

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

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