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Violet, Sweet (Viola odorata) potted plant, organic

(3 customer reviews)

$7.50$50.00

Family:  Violet (Violaceae)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 9

(Sweet Violet) Spreading evergreen perennial groundcover, fully frost hardy and preferring moist soils in the shade or part sun. This is a German cultivar with light blue flowers peaking in early spring that emit the delicate, singular and delightful scent of violets, which in full bloom wafts fleetingly across the garden.  Traditional use (TWM): oral antiseptic, antitussive, resolvent.  These are seed-grown individuals from our organic nursery.  They are very nice.  Space plants 6 inches apart.

Potted plant, Certified Organically Grown

 

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  1. Question

    Cathie

    Could this be the same as what l would find wild in the PNW? I have been looking to start some of what was in my grandma’s yard lol. She always called it wild violets and this is what I remember it looking like. I am in semi dry zone 7 Oregon

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Cathie, Actually, no, its not quite the same although similar. What we have here is the European form. Richo

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    • Cathie

      Ok. I am looking for the PNW version seeds or starts for nostalgia lol. We used to add the flowers to honey and turned it purple. The things you remember. Thank you though.

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  2. Melissa Hofer

    Better than I expected

    Melissa Hofer (verified owner)

    I have looked all over for old fashioned violet seeds. At the time I ordered from Strictly Medicinal, seeds were out of stock. I ordered the $50 pack of plants, feeling that that was risky. All the plants were alive and vigorous with extensive root systems. I got them this spring and planted them in gallon containers. I may have burned one to death in the sun. I plan to put them in the garden when it cools off.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Melissa, Yes, they do best in the cool of fall and early spring. In a shady and moist location, they can make a lush ground cover. Richo

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    • Melissa Hofer (verified owner)

      September 24 – planted them in the ground in shade w/ hellebores! All has gone well

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  3. Question

    dinamarie

    Is the variety that is used for making syrups and sugaring?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi, yes, most certainly. r

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  4. Question

    A.Ripley

    Do you have the cultivar name of this particular violet?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      It’s as pictured, viola odorata konigin charlotte

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    • Crissy

      I have a very healthy old maple tree but it has a lot of exposed roots over the surface and so people walk on them, and get snipped every once in a while when cutting back the grass. I would prefer to remove the grass and replace with groundcover that doesn’t require mowing so help keep the soil in place while protecting the roots. Is this a suitable groundcover for this or is there a better recommendation?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Crissy,
      I do think that violets would be a good choice. Problem is to get rid of the grass. You might get away with spreading newspaper or cardboard on top of the exposed roots, putting a thick layer of coir (black gold “just coir”) on top of that, or maybe peat moss, and planting violets or bugle into that. Check the groundcover blog at this link https://blog.strictlymedicinalseeds.com/where-and-how-to-grow-an-herbal-groundcover/
      Richo

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  5. Question

    hunterdunford

    Do you think this is the same plant sweet violet? I stumbled across many of these in my woods the end of May that were in bloom here NE Ohio. Thank you.

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    • Diana

      Admin Diana

      That would be the Ohio version of Viola, not odorata.

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    • Jake Moore

      Could be either Wood Violet, which is just wild Viola Odorata (also the Wisconsin state flower), or could be Common Blue Violet, Viola Sororia.

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  6. ian_fallis

    Growing wonderfully in Central Florida

    ian_fallis (verified owner)

    Late last summer I purchased three sweet violet plants. The healthy plants arrived in great shape, and they have thrived over the fall and winter. I have even been able to separate out four plants to expand their bed. In the photo, the three plants and their progeny are on the right, and the four plants I’ve separated out are on the left. We’ll see how they do in our long, hot, humid summer, but so far, so great!

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    • Chrissy Hein

      Hi! I want this for my very shady home also in central florida (just moved) did they survive the summer?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Chrissy,
      They did survive the summer and are well-rooted in their pots at this time. They aren’t exactly a houseplant like an African Violet would be, but I suppose if given adequate air circulation, moderate light, frequent watering and a loamy soil that Sweet Violet could do quite nicely indoors in your zone.
      Richo

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    • Dillon (verified owner)

      Hello! Wondering if I order these now for the May 3rd ship date, it will still be early enough to plant them out? Or would they prefer to planted out earlier in the season? I live in Taos, New Mexico. Thank you for any guidance!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Dillon, Love Taos! Hard to predict these days how warm it’ll be how soon and where… Anything like this, we consider to be a starter plant, and you get it, and give it shade and water, and maybe it does wilt through the summer, but meanwhile its sending out subterranean runners, and when the weather cools, then they manifest as plants, and early the following spring you have lots of flowers. Right here right now the sweet violet patches look like ponds of purple. Richo

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