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- 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 Violet - Viola pedata
The Advantages of Planting Birds Foot Violets
Birds Foots Violet - Viola Pedata
The Birds Foot Violet is a small plant perfect for any garden. Its name comes from the shape of the flowers, which blossom into a beautiful violet color and look very similar to birds feet. Birds Foot Violets grow the best in medium to the medium-dry soil. It's likely to thrive in the land that has been drained well. Otherwise, this plant can rot. Luckily, this incredible flower self-seeds readily. Viola Pedata will grow well in a group, as it only reaches about 3" in height at full maturity. Ideal spacing between these plants sits at about 5". The reason why the Birds Foot Violet has grown so popular over the years is due to its incredible color. Many gardeners claim it's the most beautiful of all the violet flowers, with a color range including purple, white, blue and a mixture of all three. This bulb will be pollinated by bees and butterflies to add a little life to the garden as well. One great option for growing the Birds Foot Violet is to place it in a small patio container to avoid any competition from larger plants that may take away their sunlight. The Birds Foot Violet requires adequate sunshine every day and grows best without larger plants nearby. A group of these beautiful flowers in their container will give them the best chance of survival. Viola Pedata typically blooms in Spring. However, it's not uncommon to see this flower bloom again by Fall. This flower hay has a reputation as a somewhat tricky plant to grow, however, with a little preparation it should be easy. Make sure to place the Viola Pedata in an area with well-drained soil, adequate sunlight, and away from more substantial plants (especially weeds) and it will grow beautifully without a problem.
This plant will make an outstanding groundcover for natural areas. It will provide beautiful purple blooms. This plant will brighten up all gardens and other areas. It will typically bloom from April all the way to September. It will also have beautiful green foliage as it is growing. This plant will be very easy to maintain.