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Birds Foot Violet Plants - Viola Pedata For Sale Online
Birds foot violet

Birds Foot Violet Plants


Description: 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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    Bird Foot Violtets

    Birds Foot Violets are called viola pedata. The grow to from 3" to 6" inches in height with purple flowers with orange centers. The leaves are shaped like birds feet and grow well in dry conditions and sandy soil. The best conditions are full sun or partial shade. 

    It is harder to grow this type of violet but results are stunning. They need well drained soil so that they do not rot. They needs to be weeded and not put near other aggressive plants or flowers that take over. It is self seeding plant and does not last a long time. It blooms best in early spring. 

    It can be planted from a seed packet which often contains about 50 seeds. It should be planted with 4 to 6 inches between plants or seeds. It needs full sun or partial shade. It thrives in dry soil. The best time for blooming is April, May, and June for these special violets. It is available to be grown from seeds or roots. 

    It is the leaves that look like birds feet. Seeds are often dispersed from the plant over fiver meters from the plant. Sometime the seeds are carries by ants to their nests.They consume the sugary outer coating then drop them in fertile soil where they can grow. The plants grow in grasslands, meadows and fields.

    In New England they are found in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Leaves grown only at the base of the plant and the flowers range from blue to purple. It only occurs in non-wetlands areas. This plant sometimes blooms during the fall. It attracts bees and butterflies. 

    Seeds are best sewn in fall and let nature do the rest. The do well in the greenhouse and early spring when danger of frost is past. They make good ground cover in shady areas, rock gardens, borders and edging. They grow well in several state in the US check before ordering seeds or roots.

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    1. shade does best

      Loves the shade more than the sun on Apr 1st 2017

    2. Gets my vote!

      A All around good company and easy to do business with on Apr 1st 2017

    3. Small flowers

      Dont let the small flowers fool you because the color is large on Apr 1st 2017

    4. Nice plants

      These plants are nice and have good color to them. Shipping was fast and packaging was good. Can't wait to get my other order from them on Mar 31st 2017

    5. Nice plants

      Good shipping and fast, my plants were not in their bags and laid out in the box but I was able to call and they helped me narrow them down. on Mar 29th 2017

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