Viola is a genus of flowering plants in the violet family Violaceae. It is the largest genus in the family, containing between 525 and 600 species. Viola cornuta (also known as horned pansy or horned violet) is a low-growing, clump-forming temperate evergreen perennial in the genus. Many cultivars of this species are grown in gardens for their ornamental flowers.
These compact, mound-shaped 6 inch plants produce an abundance of 1 inch flowers that combine the charm of violas with the amazing color range of pansies. Easy to grow, Sorbet violas are both heat and cold tolerant and will bloom over a extremely long season, providing welcome color to borders, patios or decks.
This is a popular landscape series that overwinter well. They have a compact and uniform habit and display excellent heat tolerance as well as numerous blooms on each plant. The series features fragrant flowers consisting of yellow lower petals, burgundy to violet upper petals and violet whiskers.
In the Garden
Excellent for massing, edging, rock gardens, and in containers. Nice for combining with spring flowering bulbs.
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Caring & Growing
USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 – 11
Violas like full sun, but not the heat it brings. Make sure they get some shade during the hottest part of the afternoon. Mulch and water will help offset the stress of high temperature.
Violas grow best in rich, moist, well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter.
Water regularly, but allow to dry out between waterings.
Use a slow-release fertilizer into the soil if planting in a container.