Common Dog Violet ‘Viola riviniana’

Very showy woodland or hedgerow plant Blue flowers (unscented). Will self seed along shaded pathways. Delightful in spring sunshine. The common dog-violet is also called wood violet. can be spotted in a range of habitats from woodland to grassland, hedgerows to pastures.

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Sun Preference


Soil Preference

Most Soils OK

Suitable for

Enjoys self-seeding along shaded pathways, prefers Part-Shade.


Provides a source of food for rare butterflies, including the silver-washed fritillary, the high brown fritillary and the dark green fritillary. Some also use the plant as a host for their eggs.

Flowering season

April – June

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