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Labrador Violet

Viola labradorica

Also known as

American Dog Violet, Alpine Violet, Dog Violet, Northern Blue Violet

Viola labradorica (5597141594) by David Eickhoff (CC BY 2.0)

Full Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

15cm

Max

35cm

10cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Labrador Violet

A close up of a purple Viola labradorica flower

Labrador Violet Overview

The Labrador Violet, Viola labradorica is a perennial species from the Violaceae family. It produces heart-shaped leaves measuring around 2.5cm across, they are green and purple-tinged. Flowers are small and purple-blue in colour, appearing in the spring on short stems. It can grow happily in most light situations, whether thats full sun, partial shade or full shade. Plants will generally flower better with more sun. Enjoys moist, well-draining soil. It has a low growing, spreading habit, not typically exceeding 10cm in height.

Common problems with Labrador Violet

How to propagate Labrador Violet

Division

Seed

Cuttings

Usually the perennials and sub-shrubs are propagated by softwood cuttings in spring or they can be propagated by root division.

Special features of Labrador Violet

Attractive flowers

Ground cover

Other uses of Labrador Violet

Ground cover, walls and rock gardens, borders

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