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Prairie Violet Seeds

SKU: AM012916
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Prairie Violet sets itself apart from other Violas in that it’s not an aggressive grower and will not take over your garden. This native, drought tolerant wildflower offers up rich purple blooms in the early spring that are long-lasting, often reblooming later in the summer months. Growing to only 3-6” tall, Prairie Violet is perfect for a small space or border garden. (Perennial)
key features
Botanical Name
Viola pedatifida
Seed Life Cycle
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Seed Coverage
covers 20-30 square feet
Native, Deer Resistant, Groundcover, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Mass Plantings


Prairie Violet, or Viola pedatifida, thrives in dry and well-draining soil, making it a great drought-tolerant choice for low-water and low-maintenance plantings. Only 6” at maturity, this native wildflower is the perfect choice for dry borders or small space gardens. Prairie Violet is a sun-loving variety but will tolerate some shade in warmer climates.

This native groundcover will re-seed and naturalize (spread) each year. Bright green, clumping foliage offers up bright purple blooms in April to June, depending on your region. Prairie Violet is deer resistant and easy to grow.