Bog Violet


Bog Violet

Ease to Grow: Easy.
Dormancy: Preferred.
Native Range: Wetlands of North America.
Zones: 3-8 (2-10).

Bog Violet, Viola lanceolata, is a low growing, perennial, bog plant with pretty white flowers in the Spring and sometimes Fall. Flowers are white with reddish purple veins, and are slightly fragrant. The green leaves are long, lance shaped, form a small rosette, and turn bright yellow in Fall. It seeds readily and spreads with runners like strawberry. It prefers growing in consistently wet, loose, acidic soils, appreciating shade and tolerating full sun in cool, northern zones. It tolerates standing water for short periods of time. It is a rapid grower and spreads nicely from offshoots along runners. It generously produces seeds on short stems resembling a miniature bird's foot. It can spread nicely throughout the collection, but is easily managed. It is outstanding among Venus Flytraps and sundews, especially Threadleaf Sundew.

For Violets size refers to plants per cluster: small (1 plant), medium (2 plants), large (3+ plants). Plants are shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp sphagnum moss. In it's dormant season, it will be shipped as a dormant root/rhizome. Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific plant shipped.

Height: 4" - 6".
Plant Type: Perennial, cold temperate.
Soil: General Bog Mix.
Soil pH: 5.5 - 7.0.
Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Use: Pretty ornamental in the bog garden.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Gilbert Wesson
Waiting to see how it adjusted to my Growing Environment

The plant was healthy and is growing well. I can't wait to see it bloom..

Laurent L
Easy grower

Started blooming less than a month after being planted.
Looking forward to seeing it spread.

John Greaves
Happy customer

Still dormant season here but they arrived quickly, nicely packaged, and looked like nice healthy plants. Planted them in my outside bog garden and am patiently awaiting the growing season to see how they progress. Customer service was great as well. Answered all of my questions.

Charles S
Happy to see them growing!

I planted these on Feb. 12, indoors, in 4” pots, to be planted outside later this spring. Their first leaves showed up after 7 - 8 days.

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