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Viola odorata (sweet violet)

Viola Odorata (Sweet Violet)


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Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
Rate of growth: average to fast-growing Flowering period: February to March Flower colour: violet-blue
Other features: sweetly scented cut-flowers
Hardiness: fully hardy
Sweetly scented, violet-blue flowers from February to March and heart-shaped, bright green leaves. Sweet violets are perfect for naturalising in a shady woodland garden or shrub border in moist, well-drained, humus-rich soil. Much loved by Victorian dandies, the exquisitely scented blooms make delightful cut-flower posies.Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted leaf mould or garden compost when planting. Protect young plants from slug-damage using environmentally friendly slug pellets or beer traps. Deadhead the spent blooms to prolong flowering.Goes well with: Fagus sylvatica, Carpinus betulus, Rosa rugosa 'Alba', Hedera helix, Viburnum opulus 'Compactum', Athyrium nipponicum 'Pictum'

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