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VIOLA odorata

Commonly known as Garden violet, Sweet violet

Dark blue and sweet smelling violet
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Available again FEBRUARY 2021 - fresh stock in late winter/early spring
individually £11.00 each, 3+ £9.00 each

Delivery Information Available again FEBRUARY 2021


  • Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well. - heart-shaped to rounded, toothed, bright-green leaves to 6cm (2½in) long.
  • Blue
  • Height - 20cm (8in)
  • Spread - 30cm (12in) or more.
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - rhizomatous perennial. Produces flowers 2cm (¾in) or more across with spurs to 5mm (¼in) long
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - the edible flowers are used in confectionery. Wildlife plant. Bees, flies. Ants are particularly attracted to outgrowths on the seeds and so aid dispersal.
  • Medicinal properties - used, generally, as a sedative.
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs, snails. aphids, red spider mites. Leaf spot, possibly mosaic viruses, rust and powdery mildew
  • Place of origin - western and southern Europe - widely naturalised.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Rabbit Resistant
20cm (8in)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  30cm (12in) or more.

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