General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 1-2 inches (6-8 inches when in flower)
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: Pale violet
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Terrariums
Uses: Suitable for miniature gardens
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Leaf
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Bog Violet
  • Dwarf Butterwort
  • Small Butterwort
  • Butterwort

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