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Viola sororia ‘Rubra’
Viola sororia ‘Rubra’
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Viola sororia ‘Rubra’

Woolly Violet

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.545.710

An unusual selection of a violet native to Eastern North America. Plants form a mound of large heart-shaped leaves, bearing loads of rich wine-red flowers in spring. Grows easily in any shady area. Combines beautifully with spring blooming bulbs, especially Daffodils. These will seed around freely in the garden, so choose a site where they can spread. Excellent for naturalizing in a woodland area. Flowers are edible!

Further details for
Viola sororia ‘Rubra’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Ground Cover
  Wild Flower
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.