Frost? Hot Weather? Neither Really Bothers Penny!
This is the most popular Viola in American gardens — and now you know why!
Variety: ‘Penny Purple PIcotee Hybrid’
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 25 seeds
Zone: 4 – 9
Bloom Start to End: Early Spring – Mid Fall
Seeds Per Pack: 25
Plant Height: 4 in – 6 in
Plant Width: 6 in – 8 in
Bloom Size: 1 in
Additional Characteristics: Bloom First Year,Butterfly Lovers,Cool Season,Easy Care Plants,Flower,Free Bloomer,Season Extenders
Bloom Color: Blue,Light Lavender,Multi-Color,White
Foliage Color: Medium Green
Light Requirements: Full Sun,Part Shade
Moisture Requirements: Moist, well-drained
Resistance: Cold Hardy,Disease Resistant,Heat Tolerant,Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance: Normal, loamy
Uses: Baskets,Beds,Border,Containers,Ground Cover,Outdoor,Winter Interest
(P)?Pkt of 25 seeds
A brilliant picotee Penny, so charming three seasons out of the year! America’s favorite Viola, Penny delights with bright colors and unbelievable hardiness. Give this tiny gem a try for just one season, and then come back for a dozen more packets in every color!
Penny is a true perennial, usually the first Viola to bloom in spring, before the frost is completely gone from the ground. Very free-blooming, it scatters these charming lavender-blue and white “faces” freely above the deep green leaves, welcoming another season of beauty into the garden!
Very tolerant of heat, Penny is a great choice for southern and western gardens, where spring can give way suddenly to climbing temperatures and an early summer. And this tough-as-nails perennial doesn’t mind a touch of frost — it’s all in a day’s work for Penny!
This plant is just 4 to 6 inches high and 6 to 8 inches wide, perfect for neat accents, mass plantings, and overflowing containers. Zones 4-9. Pkt is 25 seeds.