To me, the wonderful purple foliage is the main attraction of this perennial violet. It's also the most long-lived violet in our garden, outlasting attempts at establishing several other species. The small blue flowers in spring are an added bonus.
||ordinary garden soil (not too dry)
||self-seeds sparingly in our garden
|Seed ripens||extended period, starting late June||
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|Grace coan||May 17, 2005||Loved your picture! Can you tell me where I can find viola labradorica seeds?|
I hope to have some to trade this fall. Will mail you if I find any other sources.
|ana garcia neilmann||Jul 05, 2005||Is viola labradorica edible?|
Other violas are - I would expect this one to be, too. But don't take it on my authority.
|Pat W. Darwin, Mn||May 26, 2006||I purchased Viola Labradorica at Hardy Plants.com this spring.
Germination is a bit difficult for me though.
|Alan Ford||Jan 29, 2023||Bought it ten years ago, 'cos it looked so lovely in the picture in the nursery catalogue. Big mistake. For me (UK Midlands) this is a weed. Still trying (and failing) to eliminate it from my garden.|
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