Viola 'Etain'
Viola 'Etain'

Viola 'Etain'

SKU: S39557
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Common Name: Violet
Hardiness Zone: 4-8S/W Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Blooms In: May-Oct
Mature Height: 6-8" Spacing: 8-10"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
Fragrance: Yes
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Each soft yellow bloom of Viola 'Etain' looks like it has been hand-painted with a lavender edge. The lightly scented flowers appear all summer, held well above clumps of bright green leaves. It's one of the prettiest Violets.

Viola is a valuable genus composed of more than 400 species of perennials from the world's temperate regions. There has been much hybridizing among species, resulting in many gradations of flower form and hardiness. The varieties offered here are reliably perennial for us. They prosper in full sun or partial shade (partial shade is always best in the South and the warmest reaches of Zones 9 and 10 in the West). Violas want even moisture and will tolerate quite damp soil.

For more information on growing Violas, click Growing Guide.




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Average Customer Rating: 3 out of 5 stars (6 Reviews) Write a Review

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No luck with these

Planted 5 last year. Although they looked healthy enough when planted, only 2 survived.

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Good plants but received in poor condition

These violas are very pretty and prolific bloomers but I am sad to say the ones I received were not well kept before they were shipped to me. If you don't cut violas back, they will get "leggy" and be a mass of mostly stems and leaves with fewer blooms. The nursery allowed that to happen with these. I cut them back after I planted them but now I have to wait a while for them to fill in the way I wanted. One of the plants also looks kinda unhealthy, so not sure it's going to make it.

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Exquisite fragrance

My first true has bloomed in a container for the second consecutive year. It has remained small, but oh, the fragrance of those flowers. If you have ever smelled old-fashioned French violet perfume, or even those violet pastille candies--this is the fresh, natural version, with a haunting overlay of vanilla. Elusive and unforgettable.

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Beautiful prolific bloomer

I planted some in my raised bed last fall and they get full sun. They've thrived and look beautiful. This spring I planted some more in a planter that only gets a few hours of morning sun and they've also thrived. We've gotten so many compliments on how lovely and cheerful they look and I love the versatility of this flowering plant!

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Viola Etain

I hate making a bad review but I ordered four of these last fall and planted them within two days of receiving them in the mail. When they arrived in the mail, I didn't think the plants looked very healthy, but they didn't look terribly unhealthy either, just very small and a little weak. I hoped planting them quickly would get them back in shape before it got too cold here in Ohio. The flowers never bloomed or seemed to get much healthier looking, but then it was fall and I assumed that they were just getting ready to go dormant for the winter. I know it's only May, but I think if any would have survived they would be coming up by now, just very disappointing. I have ordered many, and I do mean MANY flowers from white flower farms and this is my first real disappointment. Not sure what happened to these flowers but I cannot recommend. Hope others have better luck than I did.

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Latin Name Pronunciation: vie-oh'luh  

Plant Violas in full sun or partial shade (partial shade is always best in the South and in warm inland areas of the West). Violets generally require moisture-retentive soil, the exception being V. pedata varities, which demand well-drained, acid soil. 

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