Persian Violet

Exacum affine

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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.
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Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring

Special features

Origin

Asia, Eurasia

Environment

Light

Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Sand

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Gentianaceae

Flower colour

Purple

Scent

Mild
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