A lovely large flowered violet with scented sugar-pink flowers with a white centre. A strong grower which will form good sized matts of foliage simply covered with flowers throughout spring.
Prefers a position in dappled shade.
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