The richest Catholic Bishop Pink you’ll come across. Deep and extravagant with a delightful silver edge and strong scent. Flowers from Feb-April.
This really does stand out in the winter garden as it is so bright and there is little else of this colour around. Beautiful.
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