How to make your garden bloom

The West's best flowers for borders, beds, bouquets, and containers

5 favorite violas

These cheery bloomers light up cool days with happy colors. See some of our favorite varieties

violas-penny mickey
Gabriela Hasbun

Why should gardeners choose violas?

They’re a wonderful overwintering plant. You get so many flowers, I actually think they carry more color than a pansy does, especially when the weather is bad.

Rain really beats down pansy flowers, but violas bounce back quickly. They’re a better landscaping option.

‘Penny Mickey’ Big dark ears behind a purple-and-white face give a nod to Mickey Mouse.


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