The Australian Violet is an excellent fast spreading, mat-forming, perennial groundcover for moist, shady areas. It can be planted next to rivers, ponds or dams and is good to stabilize the soil on banks.
Flowers can be cut for the vase.
Divide the runners in autumn. Look for pieces with roots attached.
Place a runner underneath a bit of soil or rock to exclude light and make new roots.
Attracts useful insects
Bees are attracted to the flowers.
Can be grown in containers or hanging baskets, keep potting mix moist.
Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, South Australia
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Full Shade
Soil PH preference
Grown as a ground cover in shaded areas.
, White, Purples
Susceptible to slugs, snails, aphids, red spider mites, leaf spot, rust and powdery mildew