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Viola pubescens (Downy Yellow Violet)

Downy Yellow Violet, Downy Violet, Hairy Yellow Violet, Yellow Violet, Common Yellow Violet


Viola pubescens (Downy Yellow Violet) is a clump-forming perennial boasting bright yellow flowers with tiny black whiskers painted toward the throat. Blooming late spring to early summer, the charming blossoms are borne solitary on short, leafy stems and rise above the sturdy foliage of heart-shaped, toothed leaves. Both stems and leaves are softly hairy, hence the common name. Downy Yellow Violet remains green throughout the summer if there is enough moisture. Otherwise, it goes dormant. Perfect for the shade garden, Downy Yellow Violet is at home in borders, woodland gardens, wildflower gardens or naturalized areas.

  • Grows up to 6-12 in. tall and wide (15-30 cm). This plant self-seeds readily, but not aggressively, and does not spread by runners.
  • A part shade lover, it is best grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soils.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Deer resistant.
  • Can be propagated by seed.
  • Native to eastern North America.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 7
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Viola - Violets
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spread 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Northeast, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wyoming, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
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 – 7
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Viola - Violets
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spread 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Northeast, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wyoming, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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