- Common Name(s):
- Perennials, Wildflowers
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) fragilis, Andrena (Gonandrena) integra, and Andrena (Gonandrena) platyparia.
Insects, Diseases and Other Problems: No serious insect or disease problems.
- 4-8 in.
- Flower Color:
- violet, white, blue
- USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9
- offsets, division, seed
- partial to full shade, full sun
- moist, well-drained
- Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
- North America, Europe, hybrid origin
NCCES plant id: 790