Usually pure white, although it can be flushed very pale blue. Excellent scent and very long flowering.
Reine des Neiges means Queen of Snow in French.
Spreads well and grows well in semi-shade or full shade with free draining, fertile soil.
Easy to grow and very rewarding.
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; Queen of Snow