Viola odorata 'Des Charentes'

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

Plant Details

Available late Spring 2019

Large, light-purple flowers on long stems. Scented. Good for picking. Flowering time: late winter to early spring. 

Grows well in semi-shade or Full Shade with free draining, fertile soil.

Height: 20cm

 

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