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Birds Foot Violet - Viola pedata Hardy Planting Zones - 4-8 Sun or Shade - Full Sun Mature Height - 0.25-0.50" Mature Width - 0.25-0.50" Bloom Season - Spring (March to May) Gardener Status - Beginner
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Bird Foot Violet, Viola pedata

Viola Pedata also known as the Birds Foot Violet matures up to 3" inches in height, it has beautiful petals filled with a brilliant orange center. The leaves are shaped like bird's feet thus the name Bird Foot violet.

The Bird's Foot Violet needs dry soil conditions for example sand or sand like soils are best the reason being that they will help the flowers to thrive, these particular type of violets are best grown in direct sun to partial shade.

The Bird's Foot Violets are more resistant than the rest of the violet flower family in numerous ways. However, they are well worth the hassle! The soil needed for these specific type of violets must be very well-drained if the soil is not well drained the plant has a higher potential to wither away or rot. The plant must be kept free of weeds and other aggressive growing plants; this is to prevent overgrowth. Although it is a short-lived perennial, it will self-seed as it becomes ready. These violets are astounding; you will have gorgeous flowers that bloom each year! The Bird's Foot Violets are a gardener's best option.

Bird Foot Violet is known for the pretty purple blooms. From dark purple to light purple to white, they bloom in mid to late spring and sometimes even fall. The sweet, coppery seeds that are found several inches from the mother plant often attractants. The ants carry these seeds to their nests.