Viola odorata ‘Queen Charlotte’ 

Viola odorata ‘Queen Charlotte’  Viola odorata 'Queen Charlotte'
Photo (left) courtesy of Enrico Guastaldi

Extremely scented, this reigning sovereign of sweet violets is EASY and carefree! Pretty heart shaped leaves form a dense 6” high and 15” wide clump topped in Spring with upward facing rich lavender-blue blooms well displayed above the foliage. Perfect for prettying up salads and a delicate confection when candied. Ideal as a groundcover or filler for shady spots – or plant in a pot for up-close aromatherapy. Tolerates clay and poorish soils but best in rich loam. First introduced into cultivation in 1900.


Half Day Sun/Brt Shade
Average Water

USDA Zones 4-10