• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Viola 'Velour Purple and White' (Velour Series)

Pansy 'Velour Purple and White'

Pansy 'Velour Purple and White'

© � RHS 1999

  • Other common names Pansy 'Velour Purple and White'

  • Genus Viola can be annuals, biennials or deciduous or evergreen perennials, with simple or pinnately lobed leaves and 5-petalled flowers of characteristic shape

  • Family Violaceae / Violaceae

  • Species 'Velour Purple and White' is a compact pansy to 15cm, with yellow-eyed, light purple flowers with white markings, flowering in spring and summer

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Clump-forming

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered or Exposed

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    1-2 years

How to grow

Cultivation Best grown in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade

Propagation Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Garden Edging City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Deadhead to prolong flowering

Pests May be attacked by slugs, snails, aphids and glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases May be subject to a leaf spot, a virus, a rust and powdery mildews

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