Viola blanda, commonly known as sweet white violet, is a stoloniferous, stemless, low-growing perennial (1-5″ high) which features basal, heart-shaped leaves and fragrant, white flowers with strongly-reflexed upper petals and a purple-veined lower petal. Sweet White Violets are perennial wildflowers native to the eastern United States and Canada. In the wild, they spread to form...
Botanical Name: Viola blanda
Nom Français: Violette agréable
Bloom colour: White
Blooms: Spring - Zone 5
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, clearings
Water requirement: Moist
Clay, Loam, Sand, well drained
Violets prefer damp, well-drained ground, and the sun-dappled protection of woodlands. A quintessential woodland flower, welcome in any garden, violets will spread through runners to create a charming ground cover if you treat them well.
Spread: 25-30 cm
Compared to the Canada Violet, Sweet White Violets have much smaller flowers and are slightly fragrant. The stem also has a more reddish hue.
Native to Canada
Styling and Use
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