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Canada violet

  • Native Plants,
  • Annuals, perennials and bulbs
Photo: Frédéric Coursol
Viola canadensis



Origin and description

Perennial native to Québec. This fairly large-sized violet produces fragrant white flowers, purplish on the other side. Flowering is prolonged. The plant makes for very beautiful ground cover.

Height: 10 to 45 cm
Width: 30 cm
Blooms: white with a purplish other side, fragrant, June to July
Attractions for wildlife: attracts pollinators and butterflies 

Common name

Canada violet

Latin name (genus)

Viola canadensis

English common name

French common name

Botanical family

  • Violaceae

Growing conditions

Exposure: semi-shade, shade
Soil type: fresh, well-drained, rich
Observation: reseeds itself


  • Zone 3

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Pests and diseases
Physiological disorders

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