Blue Violets may be small in stature, but they are big on appeal.
Found in a wide range of wild habitats, this gentle perennial flower grows well in nearly any condition and makes a soft, but rugged groundcover that can tolerate the rigors of most foot traffic. Hardy in zones two through ten, each flower will grow to about four to six inches in height, and its green foliage will blend in with the surrounding landscape. Plant in any light level where average moisture is expected and watch as this humble beauty brings naturalized, meadow-like appeal in shades of purple, blue, and white to any landscape. In addition to attracting bees to help pollinate the garden, these delicious edible flowers also add pizzazz to summer salads. Plant them near fences, rustic outbuildings or in large open areas where they will add country charm year after year.
Blue violets have a lovely purple color and bloom from early spring to June. They are easy to grow and are very disease and insect resistant.
Blue violets are native to the United States and are the state flower of Illinois. Their foliage and flowers are edible, although they have little flavor. The flowers are often used as a garnish for salads, or for decorating cakes. After the flowers bloom, blue violets produce small, closed flowers near the bottom of the plant — these flowers produce a majority of the seeds. The seeds are ejected from the plant to repopulate. Blue violets grow best in shady areas but can tolerate a variety of temperatures and soil conditions. Due to the plants hardy nature, and ability to spread, blue violets are often used as a ground cover.
Mature Height: 4-6 inches high
Sun: Part to full shade
Soil: Prefers well-drained, clay soil that is damp
Botanical Name: Viola Sororia
Blue Violets Ships As - Bare Root