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Viola chaerophylloides 'Benizuru'


Viola chaerophylloides 'Benizuru' has dissected leaves with fragrant, magenta and white flowers on red stems.

Viola chaerophylloides 'Benizuru' is a choice form of a rare violet species with unusual, dissected and serrated, maple-like leaves. The beautifully fragrant flowers are a glowing magenta with a white glow at the centre and dark detailing held on dramatic deep red stems. This would be so cute in a little pot or planted somewhere special where you could enjoy both the foliage and flowers.

Common Name: Violet

Family: Violaceae (The Violet Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-9

Light: Part Shade, Part Sun, Full Sun, Full Shade

Height: 4-8"

Width: 4-8"

Primary Bloom Colour: Magenta

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour: Red

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No

Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Mixed forests, forest margins, shaded and moist places along streams, on sunny slopes in thickets and meadows below 2000 metres.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Asia and the Pacific - North Central and Eastern Asia

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