- Height At Maturity Under 3 Feet
- Ships Year Round
- Exposure Full Sun
- Bloom Season Spring
- Bloom Color Purple/Lavender
- Zone 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
- Usage Flowering,Flower Gardens & Beds
- Categories Perennials
Birds Foot Violet
$5.99 - $159.99
Birds Foot Violets is a Low Lying Perennial
Birds Foot Violet is commonly found in dry, upland sites. Birds Foot Violets are often seen in Eastern North America and found in the Midwest and Southern parts of the United States. Bird-foot violets are low-lying perennials that tend to clump together. Bird-foot violet blooms from April to June and sometimes can thrive again in the fall. The Bird-foot violet grows wild and is used as a ground cover by homeowners.
Birds Foot Violet is an Excellent Source for Ground Coverage
Birds Foot Violets are high to be used as ground coverings because they are spread by rhizomes which are stems under the ground that grow sideways; these rhizomes can send up new stems, which make new plants. The delicate flower leaves have a definite separation between them. The petals are range from pale to dark violet with an orange center.
The Birds Foot Violet appears to be relatively flat and is 1-1 ½ inches in circumference. Birds Foot Violets leaves of the flower are shaped like a bird’s foot and are roughly ¾ to 2 inches long. The flower has five petals on it; often, all of the leaves are the same color that ranges from light to dark violet and turn white toward the center of the flower. However, sometimes the upper two petals are dark violet, and the lower three leaves are light blue or violet. The soil tends to be dry; these flowers typically do well in sandy or slightly rocky soils. If the ground isn’t bare and doesn’t drain well, these flowers can develop crown rot. Weeds can also overtake them, so they must be kept in a weed-free area.