Birds Foot Violet

Birds Foot Violet

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Birds Foot Violet - Viola pedata Hardy Planting Zones - 4-8 Sun or Shade - Full Sun Mature Height - 0.25-0.50" Mature Width - 0.25-0.50" Bloom Season - Spring (March to May) Gardener Status - Beginner

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VIOLA PEDATA - BIRDS FOOT VIOLET

Birds Foot Violet
Viola pedata, also known as the bird-foot violet, is a type of violet that is native around eastern North America. With its habitat around sandy places, the bird-foot violet usually comes around four to ten inches high and consists of five petals, with the two upper ones bigger than the three lower ones. Birds Foot Violet are very beautiful with part of the flower being a dark, rich purple, other parts a lighter purple, and orange center. It is 3 inches in height, and makes a great ground cover. These plants can easily be taken over by weeds or other aggressive plants nearby, so some care is needed for them to thrive. It will need well drained soil as too much moisture will cause this plant to rot. Although, it will take some work to keep this plant going the beauty provided, and extreme beauty of its flowers will make it worth the effort and time. It will be able to grow in partial shade if some sun shines on them throughout the day, and will do best in full sunlight with well-drained soil. This plant will bloom from April through September each year with green leaves adding a lot of colors to the area. Although this plant is a perennial, the life span is short. It will however reseed itself. It will grow well in well drained rocky soil, road embankments, bluffs, ridges, glades, and acid soils of open forests. It is an excellent source for nectar for fritillaries, and other butterflies. Which will attract wild life to your garden or landscaping area. The leaves have fine toothed margins, and are heart shaped. It may also be called "pansy violet", or "hens and roosters." Although the botanical or scientific name for this plant is Viola Pedata it has many different names. Climate Zone: 3 to 9 Mature Height: 3 inches Mature Width: Ground Cover Sunlight: Full Sun Soil Conditions: Various Ships As: Bareroot Plant