Viola odorata
‘Comte de Brazza’

This 1883 award winning antique Parma viola is sure to make you swoon! Popular in turn of the century corsages, it features large, snow white, ruffled, double flowers that are very sweet smelling! Parma violets are said to have originated in Italy in the 16th century, they’re considered the creme de la creme of violets. Handsome, dark green, 6” tall foliage fills in densely and is a perfect backdrop for the brilliant blooms. Lovely as a groundcover for a part shade or woodland bed. Established plants begin blooming in Spring, providing a steady stream of perfumed flowers for your home. Butterflies also are drawn to the flowers so you may have to share them! Can be grown in a pot so you have its heady perfume close at hand. Provide regular water for quicker spreading and lush foliage and fertilize bi-monthly. Cold hardy.

Earl,
Curious Plantsman

Pt.Shade/Shade

Average Water

Perennial
USDA zones 7-9