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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
sweet violet 'Wellsiana'
Viola can be annuals, biennials or deciduous or evergreen perennials, with simple or pinnately lobed leaves and 5-petalled flowers of characteristic shape
Violets are stoloniferous perennials with small, highly fragrant, self-coloured purple, blue or white flowers in late winter and early spring
'Wellsiana' is a compact semi-evergreen perennial forming a spreading clump to 10cm in height, with dark green leaves and large, long-stemmed, very fragrant, deep purple flowers
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Loam, Clay, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Up to 10 cm
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade
Propagate by stem cuttings in spring or late summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Garden Edging Ground Cover
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Deadhead to prolong flowering. After flowering cut back vigorous plants to keep compact
Pests May be attacked by slugs, snails, aphids, glasshouse red spider mite, violet gall midge
May be subject to powdery mildews, pansy leaf spot, a virus and a rust
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