Low growing plants for the shadier parts of the garden. Often sweetly scented crystallise flowersrs for your birthday cake and use in salads. Generally short lived but self-seed prolifically.
The following Viola plants are available to buy from Arne Herbs Nursery. Please contact us or call +44 (0) 1275 333 399 to confirm stock availability.
|Dark violet flrs and deep purple lvs, self seeds freely, wonderful when contrasted with golden leaved plants,|
|Viola nigra Bowles Black|
|Tiny black flrs make this one a real treasure||
|Viola odorata Sweet Violet|
|A plant we can never have enough of, ascribed miraculous healing properties during Middle Ages and food plant of Queen of Spain Fritillery caterpillars. Flrs usually violet coloured but some white ones may occur. Please ask, if the colour's important to y|
|Viola rivinana Dog violet|
|Wild woodland plant comparatively scentless, food plant of at least five rare fritillery caterpillars|
|Viola tricolor Heartsease|
|A native short lived per. Associated with lovers since Tudor poets first made the connection. That is not to say though they thought love was necessarily short lived||