Viola odorata Queen Charlotte

Sweet Violet

Type: Perennials, Groundcovers
Height: Short 6" (Plant 12" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Spring to Late Spring
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Shady
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Acidic
Flower / Accent: Blue / Blue
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Extremely fragrant violet of romance. Deepest violet flowers in spring please both eyes and nose. Lush in growth with heart-shaped leaves that remain evergreen. Flowers were grown for perfume in an earlier time. First introduced into cultivation in Germany in 1900. Works well under shrubs.

Features to Note:

  • Evergreen
  • Fragrant
  • Groundcovers
  • OK in Containers
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Shade Tolerant

Viola General Information:

Viola are nostalgic, the flowers you remember from your grandmother's garden. Some are sweetly scented, others jump up in surprising spots and all offer glorious spring color. Delightfully happy in woodland settings in some shade or in sun with adequate moisture.

Viola Plant Care:

Prefers evenly moist compost-rich soil. Can be pinched back before flowering to prevent legginess. Can be divided every 3 years in spring or fall. Shear back by 1/2 after bloom to freshen foliage. Remove seed heads to prevent prolific seeding. May benefit from watering during dry spells. Old foliage can be cut back in fall.

$10.95 ea.
(3+) $10.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: VIQC