This free-flowering viola was introduced by Margery Fish in 1965. White flowers suffused with light blue on short stems and forms a very tidy mound. Lightly scented blooms.
Grows well in semi-shade or full shade with free draining, fertile soil.
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; Christmas Violet