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Viola walteri

Description

Walter's Violet is a native wildflower with showy purple flowers that grows in moist deciduous woodland areas.  It prefers partial to full shade well-drained acidic to slightly alkaline sandy loam soils.  Propagate by seeds or root division.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple flowers#blue flowers#woodland
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple flowers#blue flowers#woodland
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Viola
    Species:
    walteri
    Family:
    Violaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southeastern U.S.A. west to OH and TX
    Distribution:
    AL , AR , FL , GA , KY , LA , MS , NC , OH , SC , TN , TX , VA
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 1 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 1 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1"
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Light gree simple leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Shade Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Heavy Shade