- Purple Violets - Violacease Hardy Planting Zones- 2-10 Sun or Shade – Sun and Part Shade Mature Height - 6-12" Mature Width- 6-12" Bloom Season – April, May, June Gardener Status - Beginner
Purple violets are a classic flower that would make a beautiful addition to any landscape. A garden full of these plants would be inviting and whimsical. They have a signature look that is known all over the world. Their vivid flowers are instantly recognized as an iconic image throughout multiple cultures. The elegance and beauty of these plants is timeless and they appeal to a great number of garden enthusiasts. With their vibrant, deep purple petals they add an incredible pop of color to any landscape. This gorgeous plant blooms in the spring, with its signature 5-petal flowers. Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, these plants can be used for a wide variety of purposes. They have been used in medicines, perfumes and even in cooking recipes. Purple violets are incredibly easy to grow, requiring light sunlight and moisture. They also multiply with ease. By placing the stem of a leaf from this plant into the soil, you will soon see new plants sprouting from the ground. With their classic beauty and various uses, these plants are a wonderful asset to anyone's home. The viola genus is the largest genus in the Violaceae family. This is a very widely distributed genus that can be found distributed in places throughout the entire northern hemisphere, from the Andes to Hawaii. The term purple violets is generally reserved for the smaller-flowered perennials within the genus, easily identified by their characteristically scalloped leaves. Purple violets are bilaterally symmetrical and zygomorphic, most commonly found with five fan-shaped petals of which four are upswept and one points downward. When growing voluntarily, a purple violet's stalk ends with a bracteole. In all circumstances, newly bloomed purple violets produce five sepals that may continue to enlarge throughout their lifespans. Each flower's ovary has five short-filamented stamens oppressed against it.