Violets, plants and flowers
We often forget that Violets are a plants that have been around for many years, The Queen Victoria Violet is one example, Viola x Wittrockiana with its almost black flowers is a stunning hybrid.
It is the ‘Parma Violets’ that are the really fragrant ones, grown for many years for the perfume industry in France, and still available today if you search hard enough.
The modern hybrid V.odorata varieties are commonly available. Some of the classic varieties can also be found including Violet Couer d’Alsace with its large heart shaped leaves and pink flowers. Species such as V. pedata, or ‘Birds Foot Violet’ with white flowers and attractive ferny foliage is a very fragrant variety if you can find it.
What we commonly call Violets and Pansies are really Viola’s some are perennials plants, some are annuals. Most Violas are grown for the flowers.
Violets are available for sale online from the following growers
357 Monbulk Road SILVAN VIC 3795
Guaranteed "garden worthy" bulbs, plants and perennials. Visit the website to browse our large range of daffodils or request the latest free catalogue.
Wallandoon' Wallandoon Lane, Wallendbeen NSW 2588
Phone(02) 6943 2623 Great Range of Perennial plants available for sale by mail order.
470 Monbulk-Silvan Road Monbulk VIC 3793
"Guaranteed mail order flowering bulbs, perennials, roses, trees, landscaping plants, garden accessories and community fundraising Austra lia-wide."