Violet, Sweet plant

$7.70$16.50 incl. GST

Usually Available: all year
Shipping: NOT Western Australia or Tasmania, NOT internationally
Botanical Name: Viola odorata
Pot Size: 50mm tube, forestry tube, 100mm pot


Wonderfully fragrant flowers of Sweet Violet plant, Viola odorata, are much used in perfumery and cosmetics. Violet flowers are used to flavour candies and drinks and used as a garnish. European folk use of the root as a remedy for bronchitis. A cough syrup can be made by gently heating the flowers in honey. Flowers also used in pot pouri. Sweet Violet plant is a native of Europe and prefers well composted, moist soils in a protected partially shaded position. The flowers are deep purple, white or rose appearing in spring. In our nursery flowers appear late September and October). Frost resistant but drought tender. A perennial plant, growing to 0.15m x 0.2m.