Perky little pansy, richly coloured, with flowers that range from all-over rust red to deep red petals brushed with touches of copper and gold. Cold hardy, grows in any soil, plant in sun or dappled shade.
DESCRIPTION: Small and perky perennial viola with brown-tan-red flowers, variable from allover red to shaded with gold and darker centres. USES: Bedding plant, potted colour, mass planting, filler for gaps in sunny rock gardens. PLANTING: Late Summer-Autumn, and spring in cooler parts of Australia. Sow seeds into trays containing seed raising mix, cover with a fine layer of soil and keep moist. Thin seedlings when plants have 2-4 leaves, transplant when seedlings are large enough to handle. Plant in free draining soil in a full sun-partly shaded location for best flowering. Preparing garden beds with well composted manure will give the best results. CARE: Water seedlings regularly until established and continue to provide water especially during dry spells. Mulch plants to keep the shallow roots cool in summer. Frost hardy once established.