Yellow Violets - Viola pensylvanica

Yellow Violets - Viola pensylvanica

Posted by Tammy Sons on 19th Mar 2018

Yellow violets can be planted in hardiness zones 4, 5, 6 and 7. Upon maturity, yellow violets reach a height of up to 6 to 12 inches. They also spread horizontally and are usually 3 to 6 inches wide. These are fast-growing plants that should be planted in the early spring or early summer. Yellow violets bloom in the late spring or early summer, depending on the climate that they are in.

Plant yellow violets in the loamy or moist soil for best results. Then keep the soil moist and well drained. At the very least, do not let the soil dry out if you want these flower to thrive in your garden. Yellow violets can either be planted in full sunlight or part shade.

The fact that a yellow violet is a native plant to the United States means that it will easily multiply and naturalize an area that you introduce it to. It is a perennial plant, which means that it will grow over and over again without having to plant new seeds or plants in the ground every year. It is resistant to deer and is perfect for small spaces in woodland gardens.

There are several varieties of yellow violets, but they all share the trait of having five yellow flower petals and short height. Another defining characteristic of yellow violets is a brown patch that radiates from the center of the flower. Differences in appearance include having a rounded leaf or a flat leaf on the stems. Additional differences in yellow violets include having a stem or growing on the ground. Some yellow violet flowers will be leafless, and some may even have a hairy stem.

Most people use yellow violets in woodland gardens to add color. Other people use them to fill in shady or sunny areas that border forests or woodland. You can plant them where the soil is moist and where other flowers won't survive.