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Viola odorata ‘Swanley White’


Botanical Name

Viola odorata ‘Swanley White’

Common Name

'Parma Violet'


A charming Parma Violet for the rock garden or as a pathway edging in part to full shade gardens. Forms a low ground cover with glossy leaves, with double white perfumed flowers. Will multiply in the garden, but not in a weedy sort of way. This is a Parma type with sweet fragrance reminiscent of sweet violet perfume mixed with that of wallflowers. Beautiful perfume & worthy of planting in your garden

Flower Time - Late autumn, Winter and Spring.

Size - Grows 20cm high x 40-60cm wide


Ideal for under plantings in shady gardens in combination with Lamiums. Can also be grown in pots on balconies, as a border or edging plant. Plant near a doorway or garden pathway where its subtle perfume can be enjoyed. Tolerates frosts

Position – Part to full Shade

Maintenance - Keep moist in warmer weather and mulch. Protect from slugs and snails. Frost hardy.


At a Glance

  • Rockery plant
  • Perfumed flowers
  • Full to part shade
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