Viola sororia

Common Blue Violet

Photo courtesy of Prides Corner Farms

  • Larval food source for butterflies
  • Blue flowers on dense foliage
  • A colorful groundcover for the shade or rock garden
  • Provides cover for small wildlife
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Partial Sun
Partial Sun

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Grows well in a partially shaded location in a moist area but well-draining soil. Perfect conditions can create a dense groundcover.

Height: 6-8 in
Spacing: 10-12 in
Price Level 1: $19.99~#1
Bloom Color: Blue
Zone: 5-9

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Garden
  • Border or Bed
  • Native
  • Low Maintenance
  • Naturalizing
  • Mass Planting

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Partial Sun


  • Creeping/Ground Cover

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Average Water