Cherrygal.com  
 Quick Find more
 

Advanced Search

View All Items
 Categories
 Shopping Cart more
0 items
 My Wish List more
0 items
 Manufacturers
 Manufacturer Info
Other products
 Information
Mobile Homepage
Shipping & Refunds
Privacy Notice
The Cherry Gal Guarantee
Ships Now Note
 



SSL Protected

SSL Protected

New!
10% Discount for USPS Money Order Payments!



We Support  The Cornucopia Institute

 Newsletter
If would you like to subscribe to our newsletter please enter your email address here:

  HTML    Text
HERB * VIOLA ODORATA SWEET VIOLET * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2021  $3.00 
HERB * VIOLA ODORATA SWEET VIOLET * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2021
Click Image To Enlarge

Click Image to Move to Focused Image
Qty Available: 0
Organically Grown
Bee Forage

Description

VIOLA ODORATA, also known as Sweet Violet, is an ancient heirloom, which the Greeks used in love potions, and beloved by our grandmothers and their grandmothers because of its sweet perfume, delicate violet purple to deep lavender flower and heart-shaped leaves. To quote Tovah Martin of The New York Times, "Nothing quite compares to the fragrance of Viola odorata. It is an essence so ethereal, so fragile that it disappears entirely the moment after your nostrils sense its presence. Only violets and wallflowers have an aroma so sugary that it satiates and anesthetizes your scent receptors after a few long whiffs. For several minutes, you will be unable to smell that fleeting fragrance while your nostrils recover." Also a wonderful culinary decorative either in fresh salads, preserved in sugar for cake decorations, or made into a fragrant purple jelly. One of the first harbingers of Spring, it will naturalize easily. I remember visiting Dumbarton Oaks Park in Washington in early spring before much else was blooming and being awed by the profusion of this delightful flower - the entire park was enveloped in its perfume and the carpet of purple cast a special light in the gardens. And I was delighted when I moved to North Carolina that my 1927 house, along with all its warts, offered patches of this naturalized garden gem. Blooms from March to June, depending on your location, and self-seeds freely, returning each spring true-to-type in enormous numbers. Grows 4"-6" tall. Perennial. Zones 4-8. 25 seeds. RESTOCKING.

MEDICINAL: The flowers and leaves are made into a safe and effective cough syrup by simply warming them in honey. Used traditionally for oral cancer palliative. The dried root is a useful emetic (causes vomiting) due to an alkaloid called violine. A decoction of the dried root is a useful laxative. Tea made from the whole plant is good for digestive disorders and new research has identified a glycoside of salicylic acid (aspirin) which also supports its use for headaches and as a sedative. When the crushed leaves are applied externally (or tied up in cheesecloth and used in the bath) they reduce swelling and soothe irritation. Additional compounds present in this plant are under scientific study for use in treatment of cancers, arthritis, AIDS, gum disease, among other ailments.

GROWING TIPS: Start in greenhouse or indoor flats sowing on surface of well-draining seeding soil. Do not cover, but do not give light. Germination in 7-21 days at 59 to 64 degrees. Harden off and plant outside in early spring for spring blossoms. OR plant directly into the garden in the very early spring by pressing into soft garden soil and barely covering, keeping moist until germination. Depending on your timing (and nature's) germination can take a year to break dormancy, but they will eventually reward you with fabulous fragrance and color. [Note: If you are adept at cold stratification methods, you can sow in a flat, keep at 70 degrees for 2 weeks, then 30 degrees for 4-6 weeks, then 40-50 degrees to initiate germination. This replicates a fall-winter-spring cycle compressed.]

Write Review
1 OUT OF STOCK
1
Customers who bought this product also purchased
TOMATILLO * RIO GRANDE * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2021
TOMATILLO * RIO GRANDE * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2021
 $1.25 

More info Buy Now
CELERY * PINK PLUME * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2020
CELERY * PINK PLUME * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2020
 $1.25 

More info Buy Now
RUTABAGA * LITHUANIAN SWEDE * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2020
RUTABAGA * LITHUANIAN SWEDE * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2020
 $1.25 

More info Buy Now
GREENS * CAT GRASS VARIEGATED * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2021
GREENS * CAT GRASS VARIEGATED * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2021
 $2.50 

More info Buy Now
HERB * STRIDOLO SCULPIT * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2021
HERB * STRIDOLO SCULPIT * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2021
 $1.25 

More info Buy Now
SHRUB * SUMMERSWEET CLETHRA * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2021
SHRUB * SUMMERSWEET CLETHRA * ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS 2021
 $2.50 

More info Buy Now
First Product Previous Product 20 of 51 in Herbs Next Product Last Product

Now Shipping ...

Items listed as "Ships Now" ship within 1-2 business days (non-holiday Monday-Friday). We reserve the option to hold small seed orders when a variety (as noted on the listing as "coming") is not yet in until the order can be filled completely. For larger orders, we ship what is available and back-order the remainder. Live plants ship when weather and your zone permit. By the way, once your order leaves our hands it will be in the hands of the shipping carrier, usually USPS, which is experiencing delays due to high volume. If you have any questions, please email us using the contact link on the website. Thank you!

Why not visit our smaller collection on Etsy? You will get free shipping with your order of $35 or more! 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CherryGalDotCom?ref=search_shop_redirect&page=2#items

 

Our Policy

PayPal Acceptance Mark
The contents and graphics of every page of this website are copyrighted under US and International copyright laws.
All rights reserved.
Copyright © 2021 CherryGal.com.
site developed by: Nerd Group SEO