A large family (500 species) that is best known for the old-fashioned violets of the Victorian period. Low growing plants best suited to the front of a border or edging a walkway. Plant in full sun to partial shade, in well-drained soil and water twice-a-week.
V. cornuta (Tufted Violet) 4-12 in. tall by 12 in. wide; various colors; shear after first bloom for fall rebloom
V. tricolor (Johnny-Jump-Up) 6 in. tall by 6 in. wide; purple, white or yellow flowers from May-September; will seed itself about the garden readily