Height: Short,    Width: Narrow Flowering time: Spring Soil Requirements: Well Drained Light Requirements: Sun or Shade
Sweet violet (viola odorata) is one of the first woodland plants to flower in early spring. It can easily be naturalized under cool shady conditions in the garden, and will spread by sending out runners as well as by self sowing. The sweet scented flowers are white coloured. As well as being an essential plant for any shady or woodland garden, the robust heart-shaped leaves make an excellent evergreen low level ground cover in the flower border, especially in partial shade.
It will grow in sun or shade and in dry or wet soil, perhaps being happiest in moisture retentive humus rich soil in partial shade, and is not usually affected by pests and diseases. Fritillary butterflies are attracted to violets.
Detailed growing instructions are supplied with the Viola odorata `Alba` (White Flowered Sweet Violet) plants, and can be viewed here.
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