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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 8-16 inches
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Multi-Color: White with yellow center and dark purple veins on the lower petal
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Stem
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Pollinators: Bees

White flowers with bearding, a yellow center, and purple streaks

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Posted by mellielong (Lutz, Florida - Zone 9b) on Apr 10, 2015 5:19 PM

According to "How to Know the Wildflowers" (1922) by Mrs. William Starr Dana, this violet can bloom quite late into the year. She reports finding them blooming high up on the Catskill Mountains late in September, and has known them to continue to appear in a New York City garden into November.

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