Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Viola labradorica, Labrador Violet, Alpine Violet

Common Name: Labrador Violet, Alpine Violet

Family: Violaceae

Genus: Viola

Species: labradorica

Characteristics of Plant
A charming little plant that is great for shady or semi shady spots. This woodland type plant can be planted in gardens, containers or in borders as well.

It is a low-growing edible perennial that has heart-shaped leaves and bright lavender flowers that bloom from April to May.

Collecting seed from this plant is hard to do. It is best to divide plants up into smaller seedlings and keep potted up until they are big enough to be planted in garden.

Life Cycle
Perennial

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 2
Zone 3
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring

Germination Temperature
50-60 F

Seed Sowing Depth
Lay on top of soil

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
Yes

Sun Exposure
Part Sun/ Part Shade
Shade

Plant Height
10 - 12 inches

Plant Form
Spreading

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
Purple

Nutritional Needs
Moist

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Seed

Cutting Flower
No

Additional Uses
Containers
Borders

Image
(Image by starlight1153)
"Viola labradorica"
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