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Viola labradorica

Viola labradorica
Common name Labrador violet
Family violaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers blue (mid-spring)
Size 4"
Light part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil (not too dry)
From seed self-seeds sparingly in our garden
Seed ripensextended period, starting late June

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.

Labrador violet

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

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