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

Pruning season:
Autumn

How to prune:
Old and dead leaves

Size of the plant?
15-30 cm

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
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?
Yes

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
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:
Not recommend

Pollination is done by:
Bees, butterfly

Edible leaves

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:
Salad, cooked

Scientific name:

Viola odorata

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