Viola odorata

English Violet, Sweet Violet

From tiny ¾-inch Johnny-jump-ups to giant pansy strains with flowers 5 inches across, Violas are beloved garden flowers. Their cheerful, smiling blossoms come in many bright and deep-toned colors, in solid and multi-colored flowers, with contrasting splashes of color and finely detailed whisker-like markings. Use in masses as edging or bedding in combination with spring flowering bulbs. Excellent in woodland and rock gardens, containers and hanging baskets. Flowers are edible and can be used for flavoring candy, tea, cakes and drinks. Johnny-jump-ups add color to salads. Violas love cool weather and continue bloom after light frosts. In hot summer climates, remove plants in early summer. Best in partial shade, but tolerate full sun in cool summer climates. In mild winter climates, plant in fall for winter and spring bloom. Watch for spider mites.
Viola odorata, English Violet, Sweet Violet
Broad, dark green, oval or kidney-shaped leaves partially hide the sweetly fragrant, spring flowers in violet, rose or white. Rapid-spreading, self-seeding, and semi-evergreen. Good for wild gardens.

Attributes - Viola odorata

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Mid Winter through Early Spring

Flower Color: Purple, Red, White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 2 in. to 3 in.

Width: 10 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Notes: Container Plants, Fragrant, Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Root Rot.

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