Princess of Wales Violet (Princess de Galles) - Plant
Remember Eliza from My Fair Lady who sold posies of violets? Well this is the violet flowers she was selling! Traditionally the most popular commercially grown cut flower variety especially during the Edwardian era. Magnificent large violet-blue flowers on long stems with an excellent scent. Flowering time is late winter to early spring however mine spot flower throughout the year. It is very easy to grow preferring humus rich, moist but well drained neutral - alkaline soil in a semi shaded position.