Garden Plant: Violet Black Magic
Product Description: Violet Black Magic
Violet Black Magic, Wiola ‘ Black Magic’, true to its name, has 1″ wide, solid matte black flowers with a tiny bright yellow eye.
Young plants flowers are more dark purple and they will progress to black as the plant ages.
‘ Black Magic’ has one of the darkest flowers in existence! In mid-spring, this clump forming viola is blanketed in flowers and will rebloom again in the fall if deadheaded.
Black Magic has also demonstrated good heat tolerance in the South.
Violets grow best in cool, moist, shady environments.
In the north, plants can tolerate full sun but prefer partial to full shade.
Shade from deciduous trees is ideal because the plants growing below receive full sun in the spring, followed by protection from the harsh summer sun once the trees get their leaves.
If plants are cut back after the first bloom cycle, they will likely bloom again in the fall.
To promote additional flower production, you can shear the plants back when blooming begins to decline.
Winter damaged foliage may also be trimmed back.
Use this plant for a border, container, and cut flower, edging, or mass planting.
Once you see this plant in bloom, you will want it in your landscape!