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Viola blanda

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials

Light Requirements: part-shade, shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: moist

Soil Description: acid, rich, loam, clay

Height: 3"-5"

Bloom Time: April, May

Bloom Color: white

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6

Additional Tags: colonizing, fragrant flowers, naturalizing, shade garden plant, woodland plant

Viola blanda (sweet white violet)
  • Viola blanda (sweet white violet)
  • Viola blanda (sweet white violet)
  • Viola blanda (sweet white violet)
  • Viola blanda (sweet white violet)

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Description

Viola blanda

Also known as:

sweet white violet

,

sweet violet

,

hairy white violet

,

large-leaved

,

woodland white violet

Scientific Synonyms:

Description

Viola blanda is a low growing woodland violet, It produces white, fragrant flowers atop leafless stalks. The lower petal is purple veined.

Cultivation

This is a cold season violet that blooms mid-spring. It is native to moisture retentive, rich woods. It spreads by stolons to form large, open colonies. Blooms in April and May. Very cold hardy: zones 3-6

Propagation

Propagate from seed or by division.

Additional Notes

Best grown massed or in groups, near a path or in a shaded rock garden, where they can be viewed up-close.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, CT, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, NC, ND, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: IL, IA

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Violales
Family Violaceae Violet family
Genus Viola violet
Species Viola blanda sweet white violet