Sweet White Violet

Sweet White Violet

Botanical Name: Viola blanda

En Français: Violette agréable


Colour: White

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 large carpets on the forest floor, with white flowers on single stalks emerging in spring. Deep green heart-shaped leaves persist throughout the summer.

Mass or group in shaded areas of rock gardens or border fronts. Shade gardens. Ground cover for small spaces. Leave undisturbed and allow it to spread in native plant gardens or naturalized areas.

Other Characteristics

Pollinators: Butterflies

Sun/Shade: Partial Sun

Planting and Care Considerations

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

Water: Moist

Best Soil: Clay, Loam, Sand, well drained

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