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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

Interesting Notes:

  • 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.

Zone:

3

Height:

5-10 cm

Spread:

20-30 cm

Colour:

Lavender,Violet-blue
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Fast
Fast
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Fragrant
Fragrant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Rock garden
Rock garden
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Flowering Time

Spring
Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Spreading

Foliage Color

Purple

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Border/edging