This viola is grown from seed and each plant has different colours, so you may receive a white, blue, purple or pink flowering plant, but it will self seed and you will end up with a range of colours as they naturalise in your garden. Each flower is delicately speckled and variously patterned, resulting in a beautiful display over time.
Grows well in semi-shade or Full Shade with free draining, fertile soil.
Viola sororia is an eastern Northern America native. In Canada, one can find it in all provinces, from Newfoundland to British Columbia, and in the Northwest Territory. Natural habitats include moist to mesic black soil prairies, open woodlands, woodland edges, savannas, and wooded slopes along rivers or lakes. In developed areas, it can be found in lawns, city parks, moist waste areas, and along hedges or buildings. The widespread blue species is the state flower of Illinois, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Wisconsin.
Common name(s): Confederate Violet