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Common name perennial violet
Family violaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers blue/yellow (spring and fall)
Size 4-8"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed self-seeds in our garden
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.

We love the little violets that pop up in various garden areas (including the cracks in our patio). There's no telling what they are exactly - some, like the ones pictured are mostly blue, others are more Johnny-jump-up-like with yellow-marked faces. They are welcome almost anywhere they invite themselves.

perennial violet
This was an oddity - where most violas keep a low profile, this one grew in the shape of a beehive, covered in yellow faces
Great color combination on this one, seeded into the cracks of the wall fronting our Lane garden
perennial violet
This white-flowered specimen appeared right along our pondside patio. Looks like a sororia, but without the blue streaking/speckling.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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