Data specific to Violas (Edit)
Growth habit: Compact/mounding

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 3 - 6 inches
Plant Spread: 6 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Multi-Color
Other: Blue Violet
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root

Common names
  • Prairie Violet
  • Larkspur Violet
  • Birdfoot Violet
  • Purple Prairie Violet
  • Crow-foot Violet
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Viola pedatifida
  • Synonym: Viola brittoniana var. pectinata
  • Synonym: Viola brittoniana var. brittoniana
  • Synonym: Viola brittoniana

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Location: Bruce Reed's garden Ashes county North Carolina
Date: April 30, 2023
Prarie violet # 433; RAB p. 726, 130-2-5; LHB p. 684, 133-1-4; AG
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2010-04-23
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