Sweet violet (Viola odorata) is a delight in mid- to late spring, with its sweetly scented flowers over rich green leaves. I collected these seeds from ‘Konigin Charlotte’ (‘Queen Charlotte’), which has purple flowers, and I think it’s most likely that the seedlings will have purple flowers too. The plants typically reach 6 to 8 inches tall and can spread somewhat by runners as well as self-sowing. Partial shade is generally ideal, but I have mine in full shade (on the north side of a shed) and they seem very happy there. I’ve seen varying reports about the hardiness, from Zones 4 to 8 to Zones 6 to 8.
Collected in early June 2022. At least 15 seeds.
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