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Viola labradorica
Viola labradorica
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Viola labradorica

Purple Labrador Violet

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.545.400

(Now correctly Viola riviniana Purpurea Group) A charming violet for the rock garden or as a pathway edging in shady places. Forms a low tuft of purple-tinged leaves, with small mauve-purple violets in spring and fall. May continue blooming all summer in cool-summer regions. Appreciates a rich, moist soil. Also a nice choice also for tubs or mixed containers, especially with other purple-leaved plants such as Coral Bells. Self-seeds gently around the garden, but not in a weedy sort of way. Sometimes troubled by slugs.

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Viola labradorica

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  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
  Purple Black
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate