Viola sororia

Butterfly Violet, Common Blue Violet

In Stock: 0.168 lb (Total:0.168lb)
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Viola sororia


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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: none required
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Introducing the Viola sororia Butterfly Violet, commonly known as the Common Blue Violet. This stemless herbaceous perennial plant is native to eastern North America and boasts a number of common names including Common Meadow Violet, Purple Violet, Woolly Blue Violet, Hooded Violet, and Wood Violet. It's even the state flower of Wisconsin, Illinois, Rhode Island, and New Jersey! This versatile plant is often found in lawns and gardens but beware, it can become a weed. Beyond its ornamental use, the flowers and leaves are edible and have been historically used for medicinal purposes, such as treating colds, headaches, coughs, sore throats, and constipation. Viola sororia grows up to 4 inches and is hardy to zone 4, making it perfect for gardens in many areas. It thrives in well-drained, moist soil and can grow in semi-shade or no shade, making it easy to incorporate into your garden design.

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