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Lovely edible flowers, edible leaves and pollinator-friendly! Let this hardy native work for you in your orchard! Did you know it makes an astoundingly good edible groundcover in an orchard, keeping out grass, weeds and pesky other species? It grows only to about 4-6 inches, so never needs mowed. The surface-level rhizome root growth never competes with fruit trees. It spreads rapidly. Wildlife really like this native plant and it feeds turkeys, bees and other species. It spread rapidly once established. It likes partial shade best, which is perfect in an orchard.
The tender young spring leaves and flowers are both non-bitter and edible, vitamin-rich greens that require zero work to grow! We really love all that wild violet has to offer, and the ground cover effect is impressive. It will out-compete about any other lawn plant if given a foothold. We like that. Free of any disease or insect issues.
You’ll receive dormant rhizomes ready to plant. Will grow rapidly once planted, simply plant shallowly (1-2 inches deep) in cultivated ground and keep watered and weeded until it starts to grow. You can plant these right next to your fruit trees and they’ll form a groundcover in 1-2 seasons if established well and maybe weeded a bit. See photo of it forming a dense groundcover around one of our Dwarf Mulberry trees.
CERTIFIED ORGANIC PLANTS
USES: Groundcover to keep out grass and weeds, edible leaves and flowers, medicinal.
Plant Size: You will receive 8-10 small pink rhizomes, viable, dormant and ready to plant.