Scientific Name: Viola (weedy spp.)
Common Name: violet
Family Name: Violaceae
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Biennial, Weed (horticultural)
Mature Size: < 0.1m x 0.1 - 0.3m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading
Form: Vase
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Herb
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Elliptic, Lanceolate, Ovate, Crenate, Dentate
Flowers: Flowers solitary, White, Yellow, Blue, Violet, Apr-May-Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, May-Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves basal, ovate to elliptic, up to 3cm long; flowers 2-6cm wide, flattened, face-like, available in many colours and most petals have more than one colour or shading.