The world of violets

Scent violet

The Violets They are brightly colored flowers that are very popular in the market, perhaps because of their natural beauty and natural elegance.

The funny thing is that despite their popularity they are difficult to distinguish because they are presented in different forms. it's possible distinguish between 400 and 500 varieties different, even many that do not have purple flowers although they share a family. An example is the thoughts, which we do not always associate with the universe of violets or the case of African violets, which are not actually violets.

Summing up the question, nothing better than a brief outline to understand the world of magical violets.

True and false violets

Violets are plants that belong to the family of the Purplish and whose scientific name is Viola. They are those that are commonly denominated as "true violets" thus distinguishing themselves from those varieties that are known as violets when in fact they are not, as is the aforementioned case of the African violet.


Except for the violet color of the flowers, the latter share little with the Violáceas family since their roots are superficial (in the other case they are deep) while they are domestic plants and do not grow in full sun like true violets. They are also distinguished by the morphology of the flowers.

The real violets

Within the world of "true violets" the most common are the following:

Scented violet: it has a maximum height of 20 cm and its flowers can be violet or of various colors (pink, yellow, blue and white). It blooms in spring.


viola cornuta: it is the most classic violet and blooms between spring and summer. It is a resistant plant that adapts to different climates.

canine viola: It is also known as Dog Violet and its flowers are blue-violet with a white spur.

Viola tricolor / Viola wittrockiana: they are the famous Pansies, which are actually a hybrid variety that was born from the violet cornet.

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