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Viola x palmata

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials

Light Requirements: part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: rich

Height: 4"-6"

Bloom Time: April, May, June

Bloom Color: violet, purple

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: clumping, colonizing, shade garden plant

Viola  x palmata (early blue violet)
  • Viola  x palmata (early blue violet)
  • Viola  x palmata (early blue violet)
  • Viola  x palmata (early blue violet)
  • Viola  x palmata (early blue violet)

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Description

Viola x palmata

Also known as:

early blue violet

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Scientific Synonyms:

Viola falcata, Viola stoneana, Viola xpalmata, Viola palmata, Viola ×palmata

Description

Viola x palmata produces large, attractive purple flowers atop solitary stems that extend several inches above the foliage. The petals are white near the throat, and purple-veined.

Cultivation

Found in rich, moist to dry open woods and clearings in filtered light. Spreads by rhizomes to form colonies, less so from seeds. Blooms April to June. Zones 5-9

Propagation

Easy to propagate by division. Can also be propagated from seed.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, CT, DE, GA, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, WI, WV

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 x palmata early blue violet