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Viola spp.

Common Name(s):
Violet
Categories:
Perennials, Wildflowers
Comment:

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. 

Season:
spring
Height:
4-8 in.
Flower Color:
violet, white, blue
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9
Propagation:
offsets, division, seed
Exposure:
partial to full shade, full sun
Soil:
moist, well-drained
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
North America, Europe, hybrid origin
Tags:
sun, wildflower, blue, specialized bees, bees, white, nectar, pollinator, perennial, lavender, partial shade, spring, butterflies, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 790

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