Viola hederacea, commonly known as the Australian Native Violet, is a small and delicate perennial herb that can grow up to 10 cm tall. It has dark green leaves and small, purple or white flowers that bloom in clusters. This plant is an excellent groundcover and is often used in rock gardens or as a border plant. It prefers moist, well-drained soil and partial shade but can also tolerate full sun. It is a hardy plant that can withstand dry periods, making it a low-maintenance addition to any garden. The flowers of Viola hederacea attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.
Height: Up to 10 cm.
Width: Up to 50 cm.
Aspect: Prefers partial shade to full sun, and can grow in a variety of soils
Flowers: small, delicate violet flowers that bloom in spring and summer
Uses: often used as a groundcover, especially in rock gardens or between pavers. It is also attractive to butterflies and other pollinators. The leaves and flowers are edible and have a slightly sweet taste, and have been used for medicinal purposes by indigenous Australians.