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Viola striata

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials, Ground Covers

Light Requirements: part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: moist, wet

Soil Description: rich, average, loam

Height: 6"-12"

Bloom Time: April, May, June

Bloom Color: white

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: attracts butterflies, clumping, colonizing, naturalizing, shade garden plant

Viola striata (striped cream violet)
  • Viola striata (striped cream violet)
  • Viola striata (striped cream violet)
  • Viola striata (striped cream violet)

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Description

Viola striata

Also known as:

striped cream violet

,

striped violet

,

cream violet

Scientific Synonyms:

Description

Viola striata is a low-growing perennial, that produces dense clumps of deep green heart-shaped leaves. Its most striking feature, and what sets it apart from most other species of Viola, is the cream-colored flowers that float high above the foliage to a height of 12". They are produced in abundance, and have a conspicuous purple stripes in the lower petal hence the specific epithet striata, which means striped.

Cultivation

Striped cream violet is easy to grow in moist, rich soil, under filtered light or part-sun. This species does not spread vegetatively, but due to a root system that is fibrous and rhizomatous, each plant will mature to form a large dense clump and, when planted en masse will create a formidable weed barrier and ground cover. It will however spread readily from seed to form large colonies, particularly in disturbed areas. It does not become a nuisance in lawns like some other violets, because its relatively large size makes it intolerant of repeated mowing. For a spectacular combination, it can be mixed with Phlox divaricata. Zones 4-8

Propagation

Propagate by division or from seed.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, VA, WI, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Special Concern: CT

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 striata striped cream violet