Commonly known as the Sweet Violet, Viola odorata
was one of the first plants to be grown commercially in Athens in around 400BC and it has been grown for its scent, its medicinal qualities and its cut flowers ever since.
The sweet violet Viola odorata
continues to be the most easily recognised, and its hybrid descendants and cultivars are countless.
In Viola odorata
(Violaceae), both leaves and petioles of CL plants are much larger than are those of the ancestral CH plants, probably as a result of increased growth rate (acceleration) (Mayers & Lord, 1983a).
WINTER STARS: Stunning eranthis are perfect under shrubs or trees; SUPER-BRIGHT: Rhododendrons prefer moist shade; PERFUMED: Honeysuckle; TINY: Viola odorata
The new Bronnley range contains Viola Odorata
, a woodland plant traditionally used for treating wounds; Angelica, which eases aches and pains; Nasturtium, which has antiseptic, healing properties; Arnica, a homeopathic remedy for stiffness bruising and shock; Hollyhock, an emolument; Lupin Oil, for its stress relieving effects; Borage Oil, which soothes; Larkspur, Anemone and Dianthus.
(Violet): As an expectorant, it is useful in the treatment of respiratory catarrh.
, a european native of hedges and woodland, flowers between February and May producing fragrant flowers in white, violet, lilac or pink.
YES, ordinary pansy flowers can be used to decorate cakes and add colour to salads but for the sweetest flavour you should grow Parma violet, Viola odorata