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Viola hastata


Viola hastata has cheerful bright yellow flowers and pointed, silver-mottled leaves.

Viola hastata is an eastern US native violet with cheerful bright yellow flowers with thin, purple-black brush strokes near the throat. The distinctive leaves have heart-shaped bases elongating into a spear-like point. They are beautifully silver-mottled with each plant offering slightly different patterns. This is a violet with a difference. It is also said to be easy to grow and well-behaved and won't spread around the garden.

Common Name: HalberdLeaf Yellow Violet

Family: Violaceae (The Violet Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-8

Light: Part Shade, Part Sun

Height: under 4"

Width: 4-8"

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour: Burgundy

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Early Spring

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Rich, dry deciduous woods in the eastern US.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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