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Viola CELESTIAL™ Northern Lights

Viola x hybrida = ‘SMEV4’

Viola x hybrida Celestial™ Northern Lights was selected for cold hardiness, habit, floriferous quality, and unique color. Prized for its heat tolerance, in the Midwest it will bloom through the summer. In the Southeast it will stop blooming but as the weather heats up, the foliage thrives and it reblooms in the fall. Excellent heat and cold tolerance.

Origin: Australia

Description / Plant Notes:

  • USDA Zone 5-8 (-20°F or -28°C)
  • Vibrant purple blooms with sunshine yellow & orange blushed faces
  • Blooms Spring – Fall
  • Rich dark green foliage
  • Compact rounded habit, 8″ x 14″
  • Bred for heat tolerance
PK Sheet
USDA Zone: 5 - 8
Height: 6 to 8-inches
15 to 20-centimeters
Spread: 10 to 14-inches
25 to 36-centimeters
Seasons: Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Autumn
Flower Colors: Purple with yellow and orange faces
Foliage Colors: Green
Light Levels: Full-Sun, Partial-Sun
Growth Habit: Compact-rounded
Usage: Borders, Containers, Container Gardens, Garden border, Mass landscape planting
Patent Status: PP 24,591
Origin: Australia

Grower Culture

Media: Well-draining media
Crop Timing from Rooted Liners:
4-inch: 4 to 6-weeks with 1 ppp
1-gallon: 6 to 8-weeks with 1 ppp
Other Varieties
in the Collection:
Viola CELESTIAL™ Blue Moon
Viola CELESTIAL™ Starry Night
Viola CELESTIAL™ Twilight