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Viola odorata/Garden Violet

Viola odorata / Viola odorata
Native violets in a naturalistic setting
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Native violets in a naturalistic setting

Patches of violets like this are common in woodlands with a heavy covering of humus like leaves

Native stand of violets in an area where soils have not been disturbed

Used as a ground cover, they are very competitive with other plaants

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Scientific Name: Viola odorata
Common Name: Garden Violet
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Blue
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: Violets have been grown in gardens since earliest times. They grow best in soils that contain a high percentage of humus like is found in forests and woodlands. They need a fertile, well drained soil with a generous amount of organic matter incorporated into the bed. Flowers are noted for their sweet fragrance.