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Viola labradorica ‘Purpurea’


This cute little violet is a great performer and a useful groundcover eventually forming a broad mat of dark purplish foliage punctuated with deep violet purple flowers. Also known as V. riviniana 'Purpurea', this species spreads by reseeding but is not invasive. Plant in full sun to full shade with reasonable moisture.

Common Name: Labrador Violet

Family: Violaceae (The Violet Family)

Zone Hardiness: 1

Light: Full Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun, Full Sun

Height: 4-8"

Width: 4-8"

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

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