Viola odorata

Viola odorata

Sweet violet

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Viola odorata
  • Common name: Sweet violet
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 20cm

Spread: 30cm

Flower colour:
  • Blue
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Scented flowers

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Viola odorata is a charming perennial, bearing tiny, strongly scented flowers over semi-evergreen foliage. It's perfect for growing in a sheltered spot in light shade, and can make good, light ground cover in a dappled woodland garden or under shrubs. A carpet of violets makes fragrant ground cover in a rose bed, giving it a spectacular early flowering display leading up to the start of the rose season. Plants are easy to grow, and spread slowly.

Grow Viola odorata in moist soil in partial shade.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Take cuttings
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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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