How to grow Viola odorata

Viola odorata grow and care – 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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How to grow 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:

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 indoor as houseplant?

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

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

How to grow Viola odorata

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Viola odorata


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible flowers
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Salad
Flower colors
  • Purple flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Subshrub
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 2
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 9