Viola walteri 'Silver Gem'

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Prostrate Blue Violet

A very dense and tidy carpet of silver, heart-shaped leaves with dark green veins. Bright blue-violet blooms from spring to fall. An easily grown groundcover or border plant. Also makes a breathtaking potted speciman or mixed container addition.

Height

3-5 in

Spread

10-12 in

Color

Blue/Purple

Bloom Time

March-August

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in part shade to shade. Very low maintenance.

When to Divide

early spring or fall

Good Companions

Japanese Painted Fern (Athyrium nipponicum), Columbine (Aquilegia ), False Forget-Me-Not, Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla), Yellow Corydalis (Corydalis lutea), Lungwort (Pulmonaria longifolia), Mini Hosta (Hosta ), Mini Hosta (Hosta )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Ground Cover
Containers
Cut Flowers
Exposure
Partial Shade
Shade
Foliage Color
Gray
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist but well-drained
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