Viola riviniana

Common Dog Violet

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  • Dark green-purple foliage all season
  • Blue flowers in early spring
  • An excellent, strong ground cover for moist shady locations

Height: 6 in
Spread: 12 in

Zone: 3-7
Color: Purple

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Mass Planting
  • RainGarden
  • Water's Edge / Bog Plant
  • Ground Cover
  • Fast Growing


  • Full Shade
  • Partial Shade

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Creeping/Ground Cover

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring
  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Spring
  • Fall
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well Drained
  • Wet Soil/Wetlands

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