Large dark blue flowers, which can have a splash of white on the lower petals.
The flowers are held up on long upright stems and this, together with the sweet, heavy scent invite picking. Robust and early to bloom (Jan-Apr)
Bred in Germany in 1925.
Grows well in semi-shade or Full Shade";"Soil Type=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