‘Duchesse de Parme’
Fragrance delicio! Hard to find, these most fragrant of all Violets hail from mysterious origins and are unknown in the wild. Once grown by Empress Josephine at Malmaison, the petite, lavender, double blooms are intensely scented, inflaming Parma Passion with a single sniff! Blooms in Spring (with lesser Summer bloom) atop a dense, slowly spreading mound of shiny heart shaped leaves to 6” tall and up to 16” across. Use under shrubs or as shade edging, we love them potted up for easy scentual access! Best in rich soil. Can be wintered indoors in colder climates.