Viola hederacea (Australian Violet)
This diminutive, trailing violet, with blooms of purple and white, is suited
for warmer climates where it puts on a show from summer well into fall. In fact, it has bloomed in my greenhouse 12 months of the year, which is very good news for those in the right zones. Viola hederacea (Australian Violet) isn't too fussy about soil, although I have found it doesn't like soil that is bone dry. I haven't tried it yet, but this pretty perennial violet might be a good candidate for a potted plant - hanging or just sitting on a porch - in cooler climates and then moved inside for winter protection. Note: I unintentionally left several pots of this tender trailing violet outside here in Zone 6, and they made it through several heavy frosts, so maybe they are not as tender as one might think.) Shade. Zones 8-9. Quarts.