Viola labradorica var. purpurea

Labrador Violet

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Plant Description

Labrador Violet is a diminutive violet native from Greenland through New England. It has medium purple-blue, 3/4 inch flowers suffused with dark purple and a white eye. Flowering time is mostly in spring and then sporadically throughout the summer and fall. This particular variety has heart shaped leaves that have a wonderful soft dark purple cast in spring and fall. The leaf and flower colors contrast nicely. This little evergreen violet makes clumps 4 inches tall and 12 inches wide and spreads rapidly by slender rhizomes making it an excellent filler plant for the front of the border. Give it full sun up north and some shade down south and fairly moisture retentive soil. It would look great with the spring Phloxes, Jacobs Ladder, Bluestar, Bowmans Root, or Lyre-leaved Sage.



Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow



Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial,

Ground cover

Light Exposure

Mostly shady, Full shade

Soil Condition

Average, Organic

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Moist




less than 12

Flower Color

Violet, Lavender

Bloom Time

Late spring, Mid spring,

Early summer



Hardiness Zones

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8