Wild Violets & Peonies- do they like each other?

TRichard1966May 23, 2005

I just planted a couple of wild violet clumps at the base of my peonies. Want them to spread. Any reason they shouldn't be near the peonies?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gerdk(7 Europe)

Three different species of American violets are growing nicely close to my Paeonia officinalis since about 5 years.
Last year I found violets side by side with peonies in the wild near Artvin/Turkey.
Kind regards

    Bookmark   May 23, 2005 at 2:33PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
GaelicGardener(z6 RI)

I have two peony bushes that live quite contentedly near the wild violets. I planted the peonies, the violets just showed up. I consider them weeds (the violets), but my sister won't let me weed whack them. Some are purple and white, some are yellow and white.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2005 at 3:05PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I have a fair amount of peonies and various kinds of wild violets and had never thought of this before. There are less violets near the peonies and they maintain individual clumps rather than forming a solid mat as they do in other parts of my garden. I don't know if others have noticed the same thing or not. Any thoughts?

    Bookmark   August 13, 2005 at 10:46PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
whats wrong with my violet?
My mother in law has had this lovely african violet...
Growing Parma Violets
Does anyone have helpful hints for growing Parma Violets...
Perennial violets
Does anyone have a recommendation for a perennial violet...
Viola adunca or V. riviniana
I have a violet that was sold as a pink flowered Viola...
stinky violets
Well, I *finally* managed to obtain a plant of Viola...
Ted - Maine - 5a
Sponsored Products
ALFI AB2039 Single Handle Pull Down Kitchen Faucet - AB2039
$351.99 | Hayneedle
Blue/ Ivory Outdoor Area Rug (7'10 x 10'10)
Breville the Risotto Plus™
$129.95 | FRONTGATE
Free Standing Cabinets Racks & Shelves: Sandusky Garage Racks 1.5 in. H x 58
$44.73 | Home Depot
Modern Bean Bag Soccerstar Bean Bag Chair
Beyond Stores
Vila Opal Three-Light Linear Pendant
$477.00 | Bellacor
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™