This stemless violet with big, deep purple flowers and small, kidney-shaped, hairless leaves it is not like the other usual spreading Violas. Compact growing and with big flowers, it is suitable for part shaded, moist areas of the rock garden, or around the pond edges between a few rocks. One of my favourites.
My seedlings are doing very well in a container that holds a few Soldanellas and a Polypodium. In the wild often share the space with Primula mistassinica.
Germination: easy, sown in the fall or in the spring.