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Viola

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Description

Violets are delicate favorites in spring. Many species, hybrids and cultivars exist, including pansy (Viola wittrockiana) and Johnny-jump-up (Viola cornuta). Viola labradorica is native to cold northern areas, but it grows surprisingly well in the south, with deep purplish green leaves and lavender colored flowers.

Seasons of Interest:

     Bloom: Spring-Summer, April-June

Wildlife Value: Nectar from the flowers attract butterflies and bees.  Members of the genus Viola support the following specialized bees: Andrena (Gonandrena) fragilisAndrena (Gonandrena) integraand Andrena (Gonandrena) platyparia

Insects, Diseases and Other Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. 

Cultivars:
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Cultivars:
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#bees#white#butterflies#sun#pollinators#partial shade#blue#lavender#spring#perennial#wildlife plant#wildflowers#nectar plant#specialized bees#cpp
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Viola
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Wildflower
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    White
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Specialized Bees