Viola odorata 'Empress Augusta'

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

Plant Details

Believed to have originated in France, "Empress Augusta" is is a lovely pale to medium blue and a heavy bloomer.

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