Violet, Labrador (Viola labradorica)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Violet, Labrador
Viola labradorica

Labrador Violet
Labrador Violet
Small purple violets in the late spring (smaller than common violet). Heart shaped leaves, about 1 inch long and often tinged with purple. 
Light to full shade. Can tolerate full sun if moisture is adequate. Prefers a consistently moist soil. 
Mature Height
1-4 Inches
USDA Hardiness Zone
3 - 8 
Bloom Color
Bloom Season
May - June
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Shade
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Foliage Color
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Additional Notes
This grouind cover spreads through underground stems, but also self sows.


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