Viola odorata growing subshrub of the genus Viola and also known as Wood violet, Viola tricolor is perennial evergreen or annual plants and used as fragrant and ornamental plant although it’s an edible plant. Viola odorata can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10.
Leaves green with oval shape sometime secreted in the edges,
Viola odorata flower
Flowers are edible and used for fragrant or syrup, flower color mostly: the outer circle dark purple the inner circle light purple, the size can be 2-4 cm
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Requirements for Viola odorata growing and care:
Cool weather, well-drained soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but it’s easy to do
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to heat, aggressive (invasive as bad weed)
Recommended planting season?
Spring in cold climate, autumn-winter in warm climate
Pests and diseases:
Slug, Mildew, Aphids
How to prune:
Old and dead leaves
Size of the plant?
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Winter – spring
General information about the flower
Edible flowers and used for fragrant or syrup, flower color mostly: the outer circle dark purple the inner circle light purple, the size can be 2-4 cm
Thinning the bloom:
Pollination is done by:
When to trim Pansy leaves?
Spring/ Summer / Autumn
How to trim Pansy leaves?
Cut the leaves next to the stems
Information about Pansy leaves:
Green leaves with orbicular shape
Uses of Pansy leaves: