Viola sororia 'Freckles' Violet



Viola sororia 'Freckles' has white blooms speckled with violet that rise above heart shaped leaves in spring. A variant of our common violet, it is perfect for petite bouquets. It leaves and flowers are both edible. Viola 'Freckles' is super cute, but it readily self-sows, so be careful where you plant it! It will throw seeds into lawns, crevices and any free spot of soil. It is a good ground cover where spreading is not an issue.

Viola sororia is native from the east coast westward to North Dakota down to Texas. Also known as Common Violet, it is usually found in prairies, savannas, open woods, waterside and on wastelands. It is a favorite host for Fritillary butterflies.

Viola sororia 'Freckles' prefers partial shade and moist soil. It will tolerate sun if given ample moisture. It is drought tolerant and pest resistant.


  • Common Names: Violet
  • Zones: 3-8
  • Light Requirements: Part Sun to Part Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers moist soil
  • Height at Maturity: 6-8
  • Width at Maturity: 6-8
  • Bloom Color: White/Cream
  • Bloom Time: Midspring

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies.
  • Tolerates: Drought.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower.

Care and Growing Tips

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