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Viola blanda (Sweet White Violet)

Sweet White Violet, Woodland White Violet


Viola blanda (Sweet White Violet) is a stoloniferous, low-growing perennial forming a carpet of intensely fragrant, tiny, white flowers with reflexed upper petals and a purple-veined lower petal. Blooming in mid to late spring (depending on geographic location), they rest atop their own leafless reddish stalk. The blossoms rise just above the foliage of fresh green, heart-shaped leaves. Sweet White Violet can perform spectacularly in a cool shady corner of the home garden. It naturalizes well in woodland, rock gardens and borders and makes a luminous groundcover for small spaces. These exquisite little flowers are well worth kneeling down and placing your nose right next to them to enjoy their sweet scent!

  • Grows up to 3-6 in. tall (7-15 cm) and 10-12 in. wide (25-30 cm). This plant spreads by runners to form large colonies.
  • A part shade lover, it is best grown in fertile, moist, well-drained soils.
  • Deer resistant, it is generally pest and disease free.
  • Native to North America.

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Requirements

Hardiness 2 – 7
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Viola - Violets
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 3" – 6" (7cm – 15cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 10" – 12" (25cm – 30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Moisture Retentive
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Northeast, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Southeast, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 2 – 7
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Viola - Violets
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 3" – 6" (7cm – 15cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 10" – 12" (25cm – 30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Moisture Retentive
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Northeast, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Southeast, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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