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White Violets

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 White Violet

The White Violet, Viola canadensis, is a small perennial flower that attract a small amount of wildlife. These lovely flowers are great for any garden. 

 USDA Climate Zone: 3 - 6

Soil Type: Moist to Moderately Moist Soils 

Sun: Light Shade to Partial Sun 


White Violets are a plant native to much of North America, from Canada and Minnesota to Tennessee, Georgia, Maryland and beyond.

Native plants are an excellent option for the busy home gardener, as they have spent millennia adapting to the climates and soils of their native habitat and are, therefore, quite easy to grow. The white violet thrives in moist, shady areas where many flowering plants struggle and it will multiply freely to cover a large area quickly. Geranium maculatum or the Wild Geranium develops in dry to wet woods. It is a lasting herbaceous plant extending to 60 cm tall, delivering upright generally unbranched stems and blooms in spring. The rhizomes are secured with scars, demonstrating the remaining parts of stems of earlier years development. Unlike its purple cousin, its white blooms provide a showier display in these areas of low light, where purples tend to disappear into the shadows. It will be among the first blooms to appear in spring when the gardener's heart is yearning for flowers in their landscape and it will continue to bloom through early summer.
The violet has a long and storied history, playing a part in several Greek myths and legends associated with the Virgin Mary. Since ancient times, the violet was considered a symbol of love, good luck, and faithfulness.

The White Violet blooms and leaves are edible, although the consumption of the leaves should be limited to a handful a day.

Two leaves provide the daily requirement of Vitamin C and a generous dose of Vitamin A. The leaves contain salicylic acid, the main ingredient in aspirin and so, it is useful to relieve pain and has even long been used to shrink tumors. Herbalist John Gerard (1545-1612) wrote: “It can ease inflammation, soreness of the throat and comforteth the heart, ease the pains of the head, and causeth sleep.”
The blossoms can even be made into a delicious jelly or syrup or added to brandy for flavor. This is definitely a plant that you don't want to omit from your home garden.


The White Violets are shipped bare root.



  • USDA Zones 3-7
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Growing Zones:
  • Color: White
  • Season: Spring-Summer
  • Height: 6-8 inches
  • Exposure: Sun & Shade
  • Ships As: Root/Rhizome
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Customer Reviews
5.0 Based on 11 reviews
  • 5
    Great buy

    May 08, 2024 Reviewer: CK

    Arrived quickly. Look real nice.

  • 5
    White violet

    Jan 04, 2024 Reviewer: Jim Conley

    The roots arrived promptly and appear to be in good condition.

  • 5
    Color in the shade is a must, these will be good with the toads foot violets in the border

    Sep 28, 2023 Reviewer: Marjorie Wolson

    I live in Northern Virginia, near the Potomac River and was thrilled to find a nursery that had the wide variety of native plants that I was used to seeing in the woods around our home as a child. My order arrived in good condition in today's mail. I have planted them all in areas similar to where I remember them growing long ago. I really appreciate Native Wildflowers Nursery shipping my order in the correct season for planting. I have high hopes for a beautiful spring!

  • 4
    White violets

    Jun 09, 2023 Reviewer: Kathy Szeremet

    5 of the six roots looked great. One was very small and a little dry.

  • 5
    white violets

    May 08, 2023 Reviewer: Pat Cooper

    It is a little early to review this product since it is bare root. However, the roots were nicely packaged and arrived in good condition. I am most excited about this purchase because of their look. They are the prefect addition to my garden.

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