Very pretty flower shape. A scentless variety produced by Margaret Howard from NSW, Australia. The flowers are held on fairly lax stems. They have wide spaced, long wavy petals that are a pale pinkish lavender. The centre of the flower is white with strong lines leading to orange anthers.
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