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Botanical names:
Viola cucullata Accepted
Viola cucullata var. macrotis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 6b
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Multi-Color
Flower Time: Spring
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Pollinators: Various insects
Awards and Recognitions: Other: Provincial Flower of New Brunswick, Canada


April Plants for Honey BeesApril Plants for Honey Bees
By Mindy03 on April 3, 2012

April is here and beekeepers will be kept busy trying to keep up with their bees' need for extra room to store the bounty collected from the blossoms they visited. April also marks the start of swarm season, so beekeepers will be keeping an eye out for swarms to catch; or they'll be trying to keep them from swarming by making splits.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Mar 23, 2012 2:04 PM

Honey bees get nectar from this plant.

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Dec 18, 2013 7:06 AM

Native to eastern North America from Newfoundland to Ontario and Minnesota and south to Georgia.
It is the provincial flower of New Brunswick. It is also one of the official flowers of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.

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Posted by robertduval14 (Mason, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Sep 24, 2016 7:36 AM

The provincial flower of New Brunswick.

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