Ivy-leaved Violet

Scientific NameViola hederacea
Size and formA dainty, spreading and stoloniferous perennial herb 10-15cm wide.
Flowers, leaves and fruitThe small violet flowers with white petal tips occur singularly on erect stalks from October to December. Fruit is an oval capsule. The dark green leaves are semi-circular with slightly toothed margins on long stalks.
Growing conditionsAn adaptable species that can grow in a range of situations. Often used for planting in shaded moist sites. Also suitable for rockeries or hanging baskets.