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(Viola odorata)

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Full Sun

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NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH AFRICAN VIOLETS. The flowers makes a beautiful delicate decoration for cakes and desserts. A tea made from the leaves and flowers acts an excellent decongestant and soothing expectorant. The soothing tea effectively attends to sinus ailments and whooping cough. Violets have a long-standing reputation of treating both benign and cancerous tumors.


The age old garden or sweet violet grows easily with well-composted soil and a weekly watering. At late winter and into early spring the well known purple flowers are at their most prolific. The heart shaped leaves are evergreen and makes a spectacular border around a flower bed. Runners are separated from the main plant and transplanted 30cm away from each other.