Viola odorata are hardy perennials that range from 10 to 20 cm in height.
They bloom from winter through to spring when they carry fragranced violet, purple or white flowers on stems.
Foliage is of heart shaped leaves. Sweet Violet is a common name for Viola odorata.
Viola odorata – Sweet Violet by Amandabhslater
It is best to grow sweet violets and other Viola odorata from seed outdoors. The seeds should be sown into flats in the autumn and lightly covered. Next, sink the flat into a shady part of the garden and cover with glass, and keep the soil moist.
It should take from one to two months for Viola odorata to germinate. Transplant the young plants with a spacing of 15 to 20 cm into a partially shady area of the garden after the last frost of spring. The soil that the Viola is planted in should be organically enriched. Plants like a soil that is of pH 5.5 to 7, deep, and moist.
It is fairly easy to care for Viola odorata; they like a moist soil so supply with a mulch and water them regularly. At the start of spring give them a feed using a liquid fertilizer. Once flowering has finished cut back sweet violet to the ground.
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