Viola riviniana 'Purpurea Group'
Also called Purple Wood Violet, Purple Dog Violet
More About Viola riviniana 'Purpurea Group'
- AKA Viola labradorica var. purpurea
- Low-growing, woodland perennial
- Lavender-blue flowers
- Attractive, purple-tinged, heart-shaped foliage
- Fast-growing, ground cover
- Bloom Time: Mid to late spring
- This violet has been misidentified for many years as the Eastern North American native Viola labradorica.
- Viola riviniana 'Purpurea Group' is a more adaptable, European species.
Wood Violet Growing and Maintenance Tips
Grow in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in full to partial shade. Can spread somewhat aggressively by trailing runners or by self-seeding.
Viola riviniana 'Purpurea Group' Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Landscape usesWoodland/woods edge