5 (10)cm, La Gomera Violet belongs to the Viola riviniana group, yet differs in various points from continental central European populations. It is native of partially shaded, slightly moist spots in the laurel forest in the central parts of La Gomera island, Spain. It is an evergreen perennial with a dense, short-stemmed, dark green leaf rosette and light blue flowers in late spring. For any humus rich, slightly moist soil in a partially shaded spot with some winter protection (e.g. a dry mulch layer). In cold winters the leaves will die down completely, however plants will make new leaves from the basal part in spring. Alternatively grow under cold glass or in an unheated greenhouse. V-VI.