This very sweetly scented violet has pretty purple-blue upward facing flowers flowers carried above a tight mound of shiny, deep green leaves. It is a cultivar of the Quatre Saisons type which flower very freely from August until early spring.
Flowers are held well above the foliage, so makes a great display of violet flowers in the garden.
From Germany c1900.
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