Sweet Violet

Viola odorata

Early, scented flowers, purple and sometimes white. Creeping plants with fresh green leaves.

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Description

One of the earliest wildflowers to bloom. Diminutive, creeping plants with heart shaped leaves and purple, sometimes white, scented, flowers. Grows in hedgerows, scrubby land and open woodlands. Flowers were used to make perfume and to scent houses, also in cooking and to relieve insomnia, headaches and depression. Sown in the autumn for flowers the following spring or put in damp sand in the fridge before sowing. Needs a period of cold for germination.

Seed from Shropshire 

 

Additional information

Weight 0.00 g
Genus

Viola

Family

Violaceae

Flowering Month

May

Colour

purple

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

perennial

Interest

flowers, scented

Requires

shade

Native

yes