Viola dissecta

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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 Common Name: Violet
Common Name (Alternative): Tufted Pansy

Dainty 1/2 inch pure white fragrant flowers literally dance above the finely dissected foliage of this viola.. It does self-sow, but doesn't appear to be a nuisance. The foliage remains attractive throughout the season and is especially enjoyed in a container.


  6-8 Inches
  4-6 Inches
Flower Color:
  White Shades
Foliage Color:
  Green shades
Hardiness Zone:
Find Your Zone
Sun or Shade?:
  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
  Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
  Average water needs
Need critter resistant plants?:
  Rabbit resistant
How fast should it grow?:
When should it bloom?:
  Late spring
  Early summer
How's your soil?:
  Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
  Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
  Rock Garden


Border plants
Cut flower or foliage
Dried flower or seed heads
Fragrant flowers or foliage
Ground cover
Mass Planting
Small / Miniature

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Violas grow best in cool, damp, shady areas of the garden. They do better in the cooler climates, but can be grown in hot climates if it is mulched. They are very easy to maintain.


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While every effort has been made to describe this plant accurately, please keep in mind that the height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates throughout the country. The description of this plant was written based on our experience growing it in Michigan (USDA hardiness zone 5) and on numerous outside resources.