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Viola sororia

Blue Violet

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Viola sororia (Blue Violet)

Noteworthy Characteristics:

Blue Violet is a common native wildflower which occurs in woods, thickets and streambanks. A stemless, low-growing perennial which features downy, basal, wide-heart-shaped leaves and large blue-violet flowers. Each flower rests atop its own leafless stalk. Blooms in early spring and sometimes intermittently into late summer.

Additional Information:

6-9 Inches


6-9 Inches


Bloom/Seasonal Color
Blue Violet

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-7

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
Best massed and left to spread undisturbed in open woodland gardens, wildflower gardens, native plant gardens or naturalized areas. Good small scale ground cover for areas along walkways or under shrubs. Easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers humusy, moisture-retentive soils. Does not spread by runners, but freely self-seeds to the point of being invasive in optimum growing conditions.

Good Companions
Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum pedatum), Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense), Goat's Beard (Aruncus dioicus)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation




Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)
Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture


Special Uses

Ground Cover

Sun Exposure

Full Sun
Medium Sun/Average Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map