"The service was fantastic. I was kept up to date on delivery and the plant arrived well packaged and in excellent, healthy condition two days earlier than predicted (I live in remote Qld) Thanks for the great service!" 

- Kristine ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Native Violet Plant Melbourne Bushfood

Size & Care

Planting Native Violet - Native Violet is a creeping, evergreen perennial endemic to eastern Australia and the Western Pacific Islands. It grows to about 10cm tall, and spreads widely by trailing stolons that root at the nodes. It can cover large areas when conditions allow it, keep an eye. The leaves are kidney shaped and bright green in colour.


The purple and white flowers appear mainly in the warmer months. You’ll rarely find it without it’s charming white blossoms.


Native violet prefers to be in a cool climate and in shade. It likes a soil that is constantly moist, especially during summer peaks. It can be used as a lawn, but Native Violet is not one of the lawns you’ll leave unattended for months. They grow fast and wide.


Watering - Plant them on well drainage soil. Keep them moist especially during the warmer season. On a shady spot, evaporation will happen less than sunny spot, the soil will dry out much slowly than sunny spot so water more if you prefer to have in a sunny position.


Harvesting - Native Violet grows fast and wide, keep an eye out as they can be invasive if left unattended. The flower is edible and the seed pod can be pickled like a caper even though it is primarily used as ground cover.


Shipping & Returns

DUE TO QUARANTINE RESTRICTIONS, WE'RE UNABLE TO SEND PLANTS TO WA, TAS, AND NT (and overseas)

24hr Refund Policy - In rare cases, some plants arrive unwell/damaged/dead. Our 24 hour refund policy means that if one of your plants arrives in the mail and something's not right, we'll be able to offer a refund or replacement if a photo is sent to us within 24 hours of its arrival. 


We cannot accept requests for refunds or replacements after this.


If you have an issue, please contact us at hello@melbournebushfood.com.au and we'll get back to you within 1 business day. 

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STATE / COUNTRY

VICTORIA

NEW SOUTH WALES

QUEENSLAND

A.C.T

TAS // W.A // N.T

REST OF THE WORLD

DAYS

2-5 DAYS

2-5 DAYS

2-5 DAYS

2-5 DAYS

UNAVAILABLE

UNAVAILABLE

*TRACKING: All items are sent via tracked, registered post (AusPost for Australia or another courier for overseas)

**RETURNS: Returns available with 24 hours of delivery

***Days = Business Days

FAQs

Can this grow in pots?

Yes! They're amazing pot plants and their no-fuss attitude makes them easy to grow in pots.

What soil should I use? 

All soil types suit this plant, however we recommend a high quality native potting mix.


What fertilizer should I use? 

Use a high quality native fertilizer for best results.

Can you ship it to me?

We ship everywhere in Australia except WA, TAS, and the NT. For other countries, please check local quarantine laws for more information.

I'm buying for a school, how do I order?

That's amazing! Feel free to order directly from our website, otherwise if you need anymore help get in touch over email hello@melbournebushfood.com.au

Do you wholesale the plants?

Unfortunately we don't wholesale plants due to a limit in supply.

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"The service was fantastic. I was kept up to date on delivery and the plant arrived well packaged and in excellent, healthy condition two days earlier than predicted (I live in remote Qld) Thanks for the great service!" 

- Kristine ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Moist

Full Sun / Part Shade

Ground Cover


Native Violet is a creeping, evergreen perennial endemic to eastern Australia and the Western Pacific Islands. It grows to about 10cm tall, and spreads widely by trailing stolons that root at the nodes.

It can cover large areas when conditions allow it, keep an eye.  
The purple and white flowers appear mainly in the warmer months. You’ll rarely find it without it’s charming white blossoms.

The all plant is edible and the flowers are perfect to make your salads beautiful.

Size & Care

Harvesting - Harvest during Autumn when flowering. Don't harvest all the plants so that you can save the seeds and grow more. Murnongs are best harvested after 2+ years when the tubers mature. Younger tubers are less fibrous but are much smaller. ⁠

✋To harvest, gently wiggle the leaves and uproot the tuber. Clean the Murnong's tuber well before eating. Use the leaves in salads, or as a green vegetable.⁠


Growing Conditions - For best results, plant in loamy, rich soil. Make sure to water well and grow in sunny positions. Can be grown well in deep pots on balconies.

Shipping & Returns

DUE TO QUARANTINE RESTRICTIONS, WE'RE UNABLE TO SEND PLANTS TO WA, TAS, AND NT (and overseas)

24hr Refund Policy - In rare cases, some plants arrive unwell/damaged/dead. Our 24 hour refund policy means that if one of your plants arrives in the mail and something's not right, we'll be able to offer a refund or replacement if a photo is sent to us within 24 hours of its arrival. 


We cannot accept requests for refunds or replacements after this.


If you have an issue, please contact us at hello@melbournebushfood.com.au and we'll get back to you within 1 business day. 

Shipping

0001

STATE / COUNTRY

VICTORIA

NEW SOUTH WALES

QUEENSLAND

A.C.T

TAS // W.A // N.T

REST OF THE WORLD

DAYS

2-5 DAYS

2-5 DAYS

2-5 DAYS

2-5 DAYS

UNAVAILABLE

UNAVAILABLE

*TRACKING: All items are sent via tracked, registered post (AusPost for Australia or another courier for overseas)

**RETURNS: Returns available with 24 hours of delivery

***Days = Business Days

FAQs

Can this grow in pots?

Yes! They're amazing pot plants and their no-fuss attitude makes them easy to grow in pots.

Where is this plant indigenous to? 

Victoria


What soil should I use? 

All soil types suit this plant, however we recommend a high quality native potting mix.


What fertilizer should I use? 

Use a high quality native fertilizer for best results.

Can you ship it to me?

We ship everywhere in Australia except WA, TAS, and the NT. For other countries, please check local quarantine laws for more information.

I'm buying for a school, how do I order?

That's amazing! Feel free to order directly from our website, otherwise if you need anymore help get in touch over email hello@melbournebushfood.com.au

Do you wholesale the plants?

Unfortunately we don't wholesale plants due to a limit in supply.




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