Canada Violet
Viola canadensis
Violet family - Violaceae

Growth habit: Short perennial groundcover

Height: 20-40 cm

Spread: Will spread if left unchecked, but is easily controlled with edging buried 15 cm deep.

Bloom Time: May

Bloom Colour: White tinged with purple-pink

Light: Semi-shade

Moisture: Moist

Soil: Adaptable to most soils.

Seeding: Seeds require cold stratification in order to germinate. See the Plant Info page for more detailed information on growing from seed.

Landscape uses: A good groundcover for semi-shade as it spreads by underground stolons. Useful for covering larger areas.

Interesting features: This is our tallest violet and the only woodland one. Canada Violet has white flowers tinged with purple and kidney-shaped leaves.

Natural habitat: Moist woodland.

Ecology: Canada Violet is a host plant for Fritillary Butterflies.