VIOLA odorata

Commonly known as Garden violet, Sweet violet

Dark blue and sweet smelling violet
Further Reading....
  • 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

VIOLA odorata

 

 

  • 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
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20cm (8in)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  30cm (12in) or more.
 

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