Bird’s Foot Violet (Viola pedata)

Bird’s Foot Violet (Viola pedata)

Bird’s Foot Violet is a tidy, non-aggressive flower perfect for dry borders and sandy rock gardens. The flowers are larger than you would expect from such a small plant, and the leaves look like little bird feet. A much sought after plant for gardens.


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture:    Dry, Medium-Dry
Height:    4 inches
Blooms:    April, May, June
Color:    Purple
Spacing:    6-12″
Zones:    3-9
Benefits:    Butterflies, Pollinators

Design Tips

Bird’s Foot Violet is so short it needs to be planted along a border to be seen. Plant next to other short, non-aggressive plants such as Prairie Smoke or Blue Grama Grass so it doesn’t get overwhelmed.

Companion Plants

Prairie Smoke
Blue Grama Grass
Star Sedge