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Viola canadensis /Canadian White Violet

Viola canadensis  / Viola canadensis
A ground cover of white flowers in a woodland garden
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A ground cover of white flowers in a woodland garden

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Scientific Name: Viola canadensis
Common Name: Canadian White Violet
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Violets grow best in a fertile, rich soil where humus has accumulated over a long period. This selection makes a nice ground cover in the woodland garden where the soil is rich in organic matter. Plants do best where the soil stays moist. They generally do not require any special care but cannot compete with heavy plant growth in the woodland setting.