This native violet has deeply divided leaves that to some resemble a bird's foot. It forms a very small clump of less than 6” in height and about 6” in width. It blooms in early spring with either bicolored (upper petals dark purple and lower ones light blue) or uniform light blue flowers. It prefers sandy, dry to medium, sharply drained soils in full sun or light shade. It is considered more difficult to grow than other violets but if sited well, it may self-seed.
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
March - April, May - June
Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer