Dog Violet

Viola conspersa

Violette décombante

Dog Violet (Viola conspersa) is common in fields and pastures. The plants may be only 2–4 cm tall in spring but become taller later in summer. Leaves are hairless. The basal leaves are round or kidney-shaped with rounded tips and fine rounded marginal teeth; the stem leaves are more heart-shaped and are 2–4 cm long…


In nature Open mixed woods, borders, fields.


Companion plant suggestions include Phlox divaricata, Chrysogonum virginianum, Iris cristata, Silene regia, or Spigelia marilandica

Caring for Dog Violet

Plants may be grown from seed, but will not flower for 4-5 years. Quicker and better results are obtained from planting corms. Also, offsets from mature plants may be harvested and planted. These native plants do not transplant well and should be left alone in the wild.

It is happiest in Best grown in moist, acidic, humusy soils

In terms of water, Dog Violet needs Moist