Viola odorata 'alba'
Viola odorata 'alba' is a white flowering Sweet Violet. An excellent ground cover plant for shaded positions.
These are a slow spreading, semi evergreen, the colder it gets the more they are deciduous. The same pretty deep green heart shaped leaves, and they will form a dense mat. Flowers are small but fragrant and will appear in the time between late winter to spring. Try planting as a ground cover beneath roses.
- You can buy potted plants for £2 - 3 , however if you have access they are easily propagated by division.
- Wait until the soil is softened by a few days rain, or water well before dividing if you are in a hurry.
- You will be amazed as to how many plants you will get from a good sized spade full.
- You could also try propagating from seed. A few named white cultivars are around, look for Viola odorata 'Brides White'.
Viola odorata 'alba' are available for sale from the following nurseries
MOUNT FOLLY NURSERIES
Southwick Road North Boarhunt Near Wickham Hants PO17 6JH
Phone : 01329 832294 : 07000 M-O-U-N-T-F :: 07000 F-U-C-H-S-I-A
Young plants specialists. Growing Fuchsias, Geraniums, Patio Plants and Plug Plants. One of the best selections available in the UK direct from the grower!
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