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12 VIOLA ODORATA
VIOLA ODORATA,you are buying 12 Viola odorata root systems,Viola odorata is a species of the genus Viola native to Europe and Asia, but has also been introduced to North America and Australasia. viola odorata is commonly known as Sweet Violet, English Violet, Common Violet, or Garden Violet. The herb is known as Banafsa, Banafsha or Banaksa in India, viola odorata is commonly used as remedy to cure sore throat and tonsilitis. The sweet, unmistakable scent of this flower has proved popular throughout the generations, particularly in the late Victorian period, and has consequently been used in the production of many cosmetic fragrances and perfumes. The French are also known for their violet syrup, most commonly made from an extract of violets. In the United States, this French violet syrup is used to make violet scones and marshmallows,
According to ancient legend the name 'viola' came from the name of the maiden Io. Zeus loved the young damsel, but in order to protect her from his jealous wife, he changed Io into a young heifer, which fed in a field of violets. Violets throughout the centuries consequently became linked with love and have featured in various plays, including Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, in which Puck used their scented essence to create the lovers' potion.
Planting instructions for viola odorata
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