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Prairie Violet (Viola pedatifida)


Light:

Full or partial sun

Flowering:

Spring to early summer

Soil:

Well drained. Tolerates sandy, rocky soils.

Height:

4 to 8 inches

Color:

Blue violet

Hardiness:

Very hardy zone 3 native

Uses:

Rock gardens, retaining walls, edging. Leaves and flowers are edible. Larvae food for fritillary butterflies.

Care:

Needs sharp drainage. Will self sow but not nearly as much as the common violet. Very charming. Endangered or threatened in much of its natural range.

Native:

Yes

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