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Persian violet

Exacum affine 'Arabian Violet'

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

35cm

Max

35cm

20cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Persian violet Overview

This species is a tender biennial. It is grown for its profuse flowers and evergreen foliage. The leaves are glossy dark green and the purple flowers have bright yellow stamens and a sweet scent. The flowers will emerge in the summer and early autumn.

Common problems with Persian violet

How to propagate Persian violet

Seed

You can propagate by seeds which are sown in early spring for flowering the same year or in late summer for flowering the following year.

Other uses of Persian violet

Container, ornamental, indoors, greenhouse