Viola odorata 'Bournemouth Gem'

£4.75
Aspect:
Full Shade
Aspect:
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Moist But Well-Drained
Colour:
Purple
Colour:
Blue

See full plant description below.

Plant Details

A selection of our native sweet violet bred especially to produce violets for the trade in cut flower posies. The purple-blue flowers are exceptionally large with an open wide form and are borne on long stems above the partially evergreen foliage. Delicately scented. It has distinctive veined, heart-shaped leaves which are a little glossy. 

Grows well in semi-shade or Full Shade 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

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.