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Viola labradorica (Labrador Violet)

Alpine Violet, American Dog Violet, Labrador Violet, Viola adunca var. minor, Viola conspersa


Viola labradorica (Labrador Violet)is a low-growing, spreading, semi-evergreen perennial with purple-tinged, heart-shaped leaves topped with small, dainty, lavender-blue flowers in early to late spring. Each flower sits atop short leafy stalks. Each plant usually has 2-4 flowering stalks. Native to moist woods in Canada, Greenland, and in the northeastern United States, this sweet little violet is evergreen in milder climates. An outstanding little plant between stepping stones or as a groundcover for small areas.

  • Grows up to 3-6 in. tall and wide (7-15 cm), this violet will spread by self-seeding and creeping stems.
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is best grown in average, moist, well-drained soils.
  • This plant is very versatile and can be used in beds and borders, underplanting shrubs and roses, banks and slopes, cottage gardens, rock gardens, woodland gardens or as a ground cover.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for slugs, snails, violet gall midge, pansy leaf spot and powdery mildews. Deer resistant.
  • Deadhead to prolong flowering.
  • Propagate by seed.
  • Deadhead to prolong flowering unless seed is required
  • Native to the northern United States, Greenland, Canada.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Viola - Violets
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 3" – 6" (7cm – 15cm)
Spread 3" – 6" (7cm – 15cm)
Spacing 6" (15cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Northeast, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Rocky Mountains, Colorado
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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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 3 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Viola - Violets
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 3" – 6" (7cm – 15cm)
Spread 3" – 6" (7cm – 15cm)
Spacing 6" (15cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Northeast, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Rocky Mountains, Colorado
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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