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.