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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.
Other common names
Viola 'Freckles' Viola cucullata 'Freckles'
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
'Freckles' is a deciduous perennial to 20cm tall, with broadly ovate leaves and 2cm wide white flowers evenly speckled with violet, in spring
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect West-facing or East-facing or South-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilClay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade; self seeds freely
Propagate by seed sown in late winter or early spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Garden Edging
Coastal Patio & Container Plants Cottage & Informal Garden Rock Garden
Pruning Deadhead to prolong flowering unless seed is required
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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