Native Violet - Viola Banksii

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Pickup available at 40 Myoora Rd, Terrey Hills NSW 2084

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Native Violet - Viola Banksii

Native Violet - Viola Banksii


40 Myoora Rd, Terrey Hills NSW 2084

Pickup available, usually ready in 2-4 days

40 Myoora Road
Terrey Hills NSW 2084

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The Native Violet (Viola banksii), also known as the Australian Violet, is a charming and versatile groundcover native to eastern Australia. It typically grows to about 5-15 cm tall and up to 2 meters wide, forming a dense mat of heart-shaped, bright green leaves. The dainty flowers, measuring around 1-2 cm in diameter, bloom throughout the warmer months, boasting vibrant shades of purple, white, mauve, and blue. Some varieties even feature delightful bi-colored blooms.


    • Ornamental: With its low-growing habit and cheerful flowers, the Native Violet is a popular choice for adding a touch of color and texture to gardens. It thrives in shaded areas and can be used as a groundcover beneath trees, shrubs, or in rockeries. Its cascading nature also makes it perfect for hanging baskets and window boxes.
    • Culinary: While the flowers are primarily enjoyed for their aesthetics, they can be used to add a delicate, floral touch to salads, desserts, and even cocktails. The petals are edible and offer a mild, sweet flavor.
    • Medicinal: Traditionally, the leaves and flowers of the Native Violet have been used in various cultures for their potential medicinal properties. However, it's important to note that there is limited scientific evidence to support these uses. It's always best to consult a healthcare professional before using any plant for medicinal purposes.

Growing and caring:

The Native Violet is a relatively easy plant to care for. It prefers well-drained soil in partial shade to full sun. Once established, it is drought tolerant but will appreciate occasional watering during dry spells. You can propagate it easily through division or cuttings.


The Native Violet typically grows to about 5-15 cm tall.

Additional tips:

    • Deadhead spent flowers regularly to encourage further blooms.
    • Be mindful of snails and slugs, which may attract to the tender leaves.
    • The Native Violet is generally disease and pest resistant.