This violet is an unusual cross between a Sweet (odorata) violet and a Parma violet, leading to excellent hybrid vigour, large flowers and a good scent. Flowers from late winter to mid spring. An excellent grower which does very well in the garden.
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): Violet