Viola odorata 'Alba'

Was: £4.75
Now: £3.90
Aspect:
Full Shade
Aspect:
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Moist But Well-Drained
Colour:
White

See full plant description below.

Plant Details

The pure white form of the sweet violet. In all ways it is the same as the more usual blue/violet wild form with good scent and spreading habit, but with flowers in a clean crisp white. 

Naturalises to form a good sized clump over time. Excellent under shrubs and trees.

Grows well in semi-shade or Full Shade";"Soil Type=with free draining, fertile soil.

Height: 15cm

 

Sweet violets have been grown for over 2000 years and were the symbol of ancient Athens. Violets were used in cookery in medieval times and strewn in rooms to disguise unpleasant smells. Essential oil is extracted from the flowers and is still used today in the perfume industry. 

Common name(s): Sweet violet; Sweet Violet; Wood Violet; English Violet

All our plants are supplied established in pots. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.