Data specific to Violas (Edit)
Flowers: Stem
Growth habit: Spreading/creeping/trailing

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 8 to 12 inches
Plant Spread: 8 to 12 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bi-Color: Mainly white with some light green
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Tolerates dry shade
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Division
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bumblebees
Bees

Image
Common names
  • Pale Violet
  • White Violet
  • Striped Violet

Photo Gallery
Location: Western North Carolina
Date: 2015-04-14
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: Millersville MD
Date: 2019-04-18

Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Near Birch Tree, MO
Date: 2019-04-15
Location: J
Date: 2022-05-22
some plants in white bloom
Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Date: 2022-05-22
a group in front of ferns
Location: Natural woodland in northeastern Indiana
Date: 2012-04-08
Calyx and sepals
Location: Natural woodland in northeastern Indiana
Date: 2012-04-07
Location: Natural woodland in northeastern Indiana
Date: 2012-04-07
Location: Natural woodland in northeastern Indiana
Date: 2012-04-07
Side view of bloom
Location: Natural woodland in northeastern Indiana
Date: 2012-04-07
Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Date: 2022-05-22
a group of plants in bloom

Date: 2008-03-30
Photo: Dave Moore
Uploaded by robertduval14
Location: Lucketts, Loudoun County, Virginia
Date: 2015-04-24
Comments:
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jun 20, 2022 3:47 PM concerning plant:
    This white blooming violet is taller than most other violets and blooms later and longer than most. It is native from southern Wisconsin & southern Michigan through southern Ontario through New York into southern New England down to northern Georgia to eastern Oklahoma and up eastern Kansas & Nebraska. It has long flower stalks, the stems are green and smooth, not with purplish color. It bears large cut stipules at the bottom of the leaves. It spreads by self-sowing and not by underground stems (rhizomes) to form a nice groundcover that can be aggressive. It is sold by some native plant nurseries as New Moon Nursery in Woodtown, NJ and by Prairie Moon Nursery in Winona, MN.
  • Posted by sallyg (central Maryland - Zone 7b) on May 10, 2019 1:25 AM concerning plant:
    I got a couple of these a few years ago. They have been spreading in my woodsy shade garden and are happy with no help from me. Leaf texture is a little thinner than common violets.
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