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Viola pedata var. lineariloba


Viola pedata is a lovely little violet with very cool, dissected foliage that looks like a bird's foot.

Viola pedata var. lineariloba (bird's-foot violet) is a lovely little violet with very cool, dissected foliage that looks like... (wait for it)... a bird's foot. The flowers are usually light violet-blue or pink held on dark stems. Our plants are violet-blue and bloom twice a year with profuse shows over a good long period in spring and again in late summer/fall. This species prefers drier soil conditions in full sun to part shade. Avoid rich, organic soils and excess moisture. Native to much of the eastern US plus Ontario.

Common Name: Bird's-Foot Violet

Family: Violaceae (The Violet Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-8

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 4-8"

Width: 4-8"

Primary Bloom Colour: Blue

Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Dry, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Sandy, open woods, fields, and along dirt roads from sea level to 2000 metres.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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