Alpine violet or Dog violet
Viola labradorica is a clump forming perennial ground cover. It has soft purple- green foliage. In spring and summer it produces loads of purple flowers.
A great choice as an understory plant in woodland gardens. Also great to add as a border along shaded paths.
Prefers a moist spot in the garden. Though meant to be grown in the shade. We’ve had success growing them out in the sun. In the garden we have them planted under silver birches. Spreads readily.
Botanical name: Viola labradorica or Viola riviana Purpurea
Common name: Alpine Violet, Dog Violet
Native to: North America & Greenland
Flowers: spring into summer
Position: Part shade/Shade