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Violet

Often found while on woodland walks these low maintenance perennials have been standard fare since the 14th century. The purple flowers have a delicate pea flavour to liven up both the look and taste of summer salads. Highly fragrant Viola odorata add a unique sweetness to desserts and are often crystallised to use as a decoration for cakes and sweets.

full Sun / part shade

may – august

well-drained, moist