|V.adunca is a compact grower; semi-evergreen perennial bearing stems that lay flat on the ground with egg-shaped slightly hairy leaves. Flowers of scented violet to lavender-blue with white centers bloom in the early spring.
This short lived plant is commonly used to create spots of color during fall, winter and spring. Hundreds of new varieties are now on the market, some better suited to colder winters than others. Five petals; two large upright petals, and three slightly smaller lower petals, often marked, giving the appearance of a "face." Flowers from 1 to 4 inches across. Many different selections are available with a variety of markings and colorings. Blooms from fall through winter and ofen into the summer months in cooler areas. Because they are short lived, soil conditions are not crucial. However, best results are achieved when planted in well drained, rich soil. Moderate water and full sun are best for flowering. Throw your "Don't Pick the Flowers" sign away. The more you pick these little fellows, the more you'll have! A must for those with grandchildren.