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- Blue Violet – Viola soraria Hardy Planting Zones- 4-8 Sun or Shade – Full Sun, Part Shade and Shade Mature Height – 4-6" Mature Width- 6-8" Bloom Season – Spring (April to June) Gardener Status- Beginner
Blue Violets - Viola Sororia
The standard blue violet has a distinctive blue rounded star-shaped petals and semi-circular leaves. A mature plant can grow to 6 inches across and 4 inches high. This plant grows best in a temperate climate with adequate water and sun. Rich dark soils are the ideal for these plants which can be found in wooded areas and slopes. The growing period for the Blue Violet is from mid-spring to late spring.
Blue Violet plants are fantastic and can be used in many ways. This plant can be used in the treatment of acne, psoriasis and also eczema when created into an ointment. It also helps with rheumatic conditions. This plant also works well as a diuretic, expectorant and also anti-inflammatory. The Blue Violet is a perennial groundcover which is native to North America's east coast. This plant has herbaceous tendencies and does die back in winter seasons. However, this flowering plant has an extended flowering period, and when it does flower, is quite gorgeous. This plant produces small, vibrant blue flowers with five neat, soft petals. The foliage of this plant is vibrant emerald green. This perennial is likely to attract various species of pollinators to the garden or landscape area. This plant prefers soils that are moist but also well drained in composition. It has the botanical name of Viola Papilionaceae. It is also classified as a wildflower and certainly lives up to that. These flowers, which appear during the early spring months and continue into the summer months, are a beautiful hue of blue. Even though the color is subtle, it stands out among other plants and flowers that will be planted near it. This plant will look amazing when it is used for bordering or mass planting or a ground cover. Either one of these will help the landscape by adding color and texture to the area. The rich dark green foliage that is paired with the flowers on this plant work to help accent the beautiful blue coloration. Blue Violets