Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


  • Product Info

    Freckles Violet (Viola sororia)
    Violet Family
    This speckled violet can be used as a groundcover in a variety of sun and soil conditions. Leaves lay mostly flush to the ground, with short flowering stems rising a few inches above the leaves. In ideal conditions, plants can become widespread due to self-seeding. Flowers are self pollinated, and do not need insects for pollination. Instead, it has value in being a butterfly host plant, producing a bounty of seeds for small animals, and as a groundcover.
    Blooms: White with blue speckles, 6-8 weeks, Apr-May
    Leaves: Green, heart shaped leaves remain attractive throughout the growing season
    Height: 6-8”
    Space: 12-18”
    Soil: Average-Moist
    Exposure: Part sun-Part shade
    Fauna: Seeds are a favorite of many small animals, including ants, host plant to several butterfly species
    Deer Resistance:High
    Zone: 3-8
    Native Status: NC native (parent species), common across the state
    Provenance:Unknown, seed grown