Blooming in my garden: Sister violet ‘Freckles’

25 04 2012

The rare and unusual Sister violet (Viola sororia) ‘Freckles’, with heart-shaped evergreen leaves and tiny snow white blooms speckled with deep purple spots, is similar to a wild violet. This hardy perennial likes well-drained soil in full to part sun (mine is in shade for a good part of the day). It’s a great plant for naturalistic shade gardens and it spreads by seed and underground rhizomes. I planted my first bunch a few years ago in an egg shaped wire sculpture perched atop a big urn. This year the plant has escaped from its cage and began spreading on the ground. It returns every year, without fail—a tiny, unassuming, quiet little flower, flying under the radar.

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5 responses

25 04 2012
Amy Clark

Such an unusual flower. Very pretty.

25 04 2012
thelittleleaf

Wow, what a gorgeous flower!

25 04 2012
fredodonnellphotography

Beautifully taken. Great image.

26 04 2012
Cauldrons and Cupcakes

What magical blooms! Thanks so much for sharing them here. ♥ xx

26 04 2012
Steve Schwartzman

I remember books whose edges the publisher adorned with speckles like these. Can’t do that to an e-book.

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