Viola odorata 'Colombine'

Full Shade
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Moist But Well-Drained

See full plant description below.

Plant Details

Not to be confused with the tufted Viola "Columbine". "Colombine" is considered a cross between "Czar" and forms of "Quatre Saisons," sky blue with a pronounced white centre. Flowering time: Late winter to early spring. Sweet Scented. 

Produced by French violet enthusiast Nathalie Casbas in 1991.

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 mediaeval 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.