(Viola) Annual. Spring-plant for summer bloom in cool-summer climates; plant late summer for autumn bloom in warmer zones. Grows and blooms best when cooler conditions prevail.
Freckles Viola Pansy
This darling, dainty violet is a blue-freckled version of the familiar wild violet of North America. This native wildflower produces heart-shaped foliage that grows in neat bunches just 6-8 inches tall. The prominent butter-cream-colored flower petals are bespeckled, resembling Delft Blue pottery. These edible flowers are the perfect touch for decorating cakes. Plants are shade tolerant and attractive to pollinators, and they are a food source of the fritillary butterfly in its caterpillar stage. A perennial wildflower, these plants will self sow in the garden or lawn.