Viola walteri ‘Silver Gem’
at Digging Dog
Hailing from the world’s temperate regions, these endearing hardy selections are reliably perennial. They prosper in bright shade with fertile, well-drained and evenly moist soil.
Viola walteri ‘Silver Gem’
Originating as a chance seedling in Bibb County,
Alabama, and recently introduced by Delaware's Mt.
Cuba Center, this dazzling nearly evergreen Viola
lives up to its name. Prominent olive green veins and
greenish purple reverses distinguish low growing heartshaped
silvery leaves that clothe trailing stems and forge
a no-nonsense dense mounded ground cover. Energetic,
adaptable and drought tolerant once established, 'Silver
Gem's dapper appearance is further festooned with a
multitude of delicate purple flowers from spring until
Size: 3"–5" high x 8"–10" wide; hardy to zone 5.
Viola walteri ‘Silver Gem’ (P-1825)
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Here at Digging Dog, we’ve had some welcome rain to actually soak the soil. With the onset of shorter days and chilly nights, a quieter contemplative mood envelopes parts of the garden. As many herbaceous plants are fading into dormancy, evergreen shrubs, bold-toned leaves, textural seed-heads plus plump glistening berries take center stage. The impressive group of plants featured in this newsletter caught my eye when I strolled through the nursery and garden yesterday. I hope you enjoy these compelling autumnal offerings. In many locales throughout the country, there’s still time to tuck some botanical gems into an empty garden nook.
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Digging Dog Nursery
a retail and mail order plant nursery specializing in unusual and hard to find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees, and vines.
31101 Middle Ridge Rd.
Albion, CA 95410
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“I just visited Digging Dog Nursery over the weekend, and was very impressed, both by their plants and their beautifully landscaped surroundings. They have a wide range of plants (many which you don't see elsewhere) and everything was healthy, vigorous and picture perfect. The word which comes to mind is "cherished." I bought a few of these beauties and they are blooming already!”
~A. in California
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