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A picture of a Persian Violet

Persian Violet

Exacum affine

Flower-010 by Danny S. (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Light watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Persian violet (Exacum affine) 1
Persian violet (Exacum affine)
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A photo of Persian Violet

Overview

Commonly known as Persian violet, this species is an herbaceous biennial plant with oval, dark green foliage. Often grown as an annual species, this plant produces small, scented purple blooms with contrasting bright yellow centres. Well suited to container growing, this species prefers bright and indirect light for best results.