3 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Common Dog Violet Overview
Viola riviniana, the Common Dog Violet, is a mat-forming rhizomatous perennial species from the Violaceae family. It produces oval to heart-shaped and slightly hairy leaves that grow from a low-growing rosette. Flowers are violet-purple in colour, with a straight pale whitish spur, these are formed on lateral stems from late spring-early summer, they measure 1.2-1.8cm across. This plant is sometimes confused with the Early Dog Violet, Viola reichenbachiana, which can flower at the same time but has a purple flower spur and the Sweet Violet, Viola odorata, which produces scented flowers.
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How to harvest Common Dog Violet
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Common Dog Violet
Usually the perennials and sub-shrubs are propagated by softwood cuttings in spring or they can be propagated by root division.
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Other uses of Common Dog Violet
Suits being grown in woodland or wild gardens.