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Where to plant in my garden?


Plant under trees, at the bottom of a hedge or at the front of a shady border.


Flowers: April-June

Habitat: Woodland, hedgerow and grassland

Height: 10-15cm

Growth Type: Perennial

Position: Shade to semi-shade

Soil Preference: Wide range



Dog Violet

  • Viola riviniana


    Jumbo plug plant


    Pansy-like, purple flowers are a good early nectar source for bees and butterflies.


    Caterpillar food plant of the Silver Washed Fritillary, High Brown Fritillary (Britain's most endangered butterfly), Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary, Pearl Bordered Fritillary and Dark Green Fritillary.


    Advised to plant in informal groups to encourage recognition and attract bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.

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