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Common Blue Violet

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$35.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 4 - 6 Inches
  • Mature Spread 6 - 8 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

Viola sororia, also known as the Common Blue Violets, are native wildflowers at home in a shady woodland garden, streamside planting, or as a groundcover that will tolerate light foot traffic. The dense heart-shaped foliage makes a semi-evergreen mat good at suppressing weeds while making an excellent backdrop for taller bulbs and flowering perennials. The early spring blooms of Common Blue Violet provide much-needed food for native pollinators.

Common Blue Violets are the final touch when planting a woodland-themed garden or a naturalized streamside area. Plant in a large grouping to achieve quick ground cover. Violets can be tucked into empty spots in a mixed planter or even a hanging basket. The foliage makes a great filler and will tolerate full sun and part shade. Viola sororia is native to the eastern half of North America from Quebec to Florida, and is a hardy perennial in just about every state in the lower 48. Deer will sometimes browse violets in bloom but do minimal damage to the plants themselves. 

Common Blue Violet Care

Violets can be planted in almost any type of sun situation. Early morning or late-day full shade is tolerated, although growth will be much more vigorous with at least 4-6 hours of full sun. Well-draining and rich soil also encourages strong growth. Newly planted starts will need regular watering with 1 inch of water once a week. As violets mature, they become drought tolerant and require almost no supplemental watering. Fertilizing is rarely needed for violets. Mulching with 1-2 inches of organic compost will provide nutrients and help the soil retain moisture. 

Common Blue Violet spreads through self-seeding and can be easily kept under control from aggressively spreading through the garden. The best time to divide and transplant violets is early in the spring as the new growth starts. Transplant new divisions as soon as possible to prevent the roots from drying out. No need to deadhead or cut back violets as part of seasonal maintenance. Mulch with 1-2 inches of organic compost in the spring to help the soil retain moisture longer in the summer.

Common Blue Violet Spacing

Common Blue Violets are small sized but can rapidly cover an area if planted in large numbers. The mature size is 6 inches x 6 inches. Place each plant 6 inches apart center on center.

Common Blue Violet Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Perennial
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 4 - 6 Inches
Mature Spread: 6 - 8 Inches
Spacing: 6 - 8 Inches
Habit: Mounded, Spreading
Flower Color(s): Blue, Purple
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Edging, Groundcovers
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance, Native to North America
Brand: American Beauties Native Plants
Common Name: Common Blue Violet
Other Name(s): Common Blue Violet
Scientific Name: Viola sororia
SKU:
1231012162-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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