Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Long-spurred Violet, Longspur Violet

Long-spurred Violet, Longspur Violet

Viola rostrata

Shade, medium moisture level, rich soil, circumneutral pH.  6-12 inches height, blooms in spring, pale blue flowers, spreads slowly by creeping rhizomes.

Germination Code:  ?

Native Region:  Eastern half of Tennessee

Well behaved and easy to grow violet.  Propagation is easiest by division.  Blossoms make good candy, jam, jelly, syrup and wine.  Edible leaves are high in Vitamin A and C.  Attracts butterflies, bees and birds.


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