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Viola walteri 'Silver Gem' (Prostrate blue violet)
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Viola walteri 'Silver Gem'

Prostrate blue violet

Forms a dense, tidy mat of heart shaped, silver streaked foliage
Violet-blue flowers appear in March, persist through autumn
Can handle dry conditions once established

From the gardens of Mt. Cuba Center, North Creek is delighted to introduce this tough native groundcover. Easily identified by trailing stems and delicate lavender flowers, 'Silver Gem' forms a dense, tidy mat of attractive silver foliage. Flowers appear in March and persist into autumn. Our plant trials have proven 'Silver Gem' to be exceptionally drought tolerant and happiest in part to full shade. Pot in quarts or gallons for early spring sales.

 

SIZE
Viola walteri 'Silver Gem' LP32 - 32 per flat Availability
Viola walteri 'Silver Gem' - 72 per flat Availability
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Height

3-5 Inches

Spread

10-15 Inches

Spacing

10 Inches

Bloom Color

Violet

USDA Hardiness Zone 6-8

Prostrate blue violet Interesting Notes

Mt. Cuba Center is a non-profit organization committed to promoting and appreciation for plants native to the Piedmont, encouraging their use in gardens and supporting their conservation in nature. Tours, educational programs and plant introductions provide a means for future generations to gain an appreciation of the diversity and landscape potential of plants that comprise the Piedmont flora. North Creek is pleased to bring Viola walteri 'Silver Gem' to market on behalf of Mt. Cuba Center.

Viola walteri 'Silver Gem' Growing and Maintenance Tips

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

Good Companions

Wild columbine Aquilegia canadensis 'Corbett'
Indian pink Spigelia marilandica
Lady fern Athyrium angustum forma rubellum 'Lady in Red'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Shade
Full Shade
Part Sun
Part Sun
Early Spring
Early Spring
Summer
Summer
Average
Average
Moist
Moist
Dry
Dry
Groundcover
Groundcover
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Summer
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Propagation Type
Vegetative
Attributes
Native to North America
Dry Shade