Viola walteri 'Silver Gem'
Silver Gem Prostrate Blue Violet

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DESCRIPTION
Silver Gem Prostrate Blue Violet
Viola walteri 'Silver Gem'

Tiny, silver variegated foliage forms a cute little mound that is covered with delicate violet blooms from early spring and sporadically through the rest of the year. Easily identified by trailing stems and delicate lavender flowers. Plant trials have proven 'Silver Gem' to be exceptionally drought tolerant and happiest in part to full shade.

North Creek Unique™ - This unique assortment has been discovered or introduced to the trade and shared with the world by North Creek Nursery. 

 

BENEFITS
Native insects and butterflies flock to its flower
Native birds feed on its seed
A host plant for many native butterfly larvae
A host plant for many native moth caterpillars
Long blooming and drought resistant
Perfect in groups and in containers
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Found in deciduous woods from Ohio south to the Gulf.

Interesting Facts

Organically grown violets are edible and also make sumptuous garnishes. They can be mixed into a spring salad or used to decorate cakes and other sweets. Candied violets were a delicacy in the nineteenth century and are still popular in France.

GROWING TIPS

Very easy plant, performs wonderfully in gallons and quarts. Remove dead foliage/trailing stems as necessary.

Mature Size: 3-4in. Wide x 6-8in. Tall

Hardiness Zone: 5-8

Sun Exposure: Part Shade to Full Shade

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