A strong growing variety with nicely scented flowers held well up on strong rose coloured stems. The flowers are near white with a variable flush of apricot-pink which intensifies to rose on the spur.
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