Dog Violet
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...
Botanical Name: Viola conspersa
Nom Français: Violette décombante


Bloom colour: Blue | Purple
Blooms: Spring - Zone 5
Pollinators: Butterflies
Sun or Shade: Partial Sun
Plant Type: Perennial
Height: Less than 1 foot (27 cms or less)
From Newfoundland to Saskatchewan
It grows well in hardiness zones:


Open mixed woods, borders, fields
Water requirement: Moist
Best grown in moist, acidic, humusy soils


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.


Spread: 15 cm


Native to Canada

Styling and Use

Phlox divaricata, Chrysogonum virginianum, Iris cristata, Silene regia, or Spigelia marilandica


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