Sweet violet is European native, and has been introduced and naturalized into the United States. The flowers are either purple/violet or white in color and are quite fragrant.
May be considered invasive. Readily reseeds if not deadheaded.
Height: 6-12 inches
Sow: Fall or in the Spring after the last frost
Light: Full sun to partial shade.
Hardy in Zones 4 through 9.
Prefers rich, cool soil to germinate. Sweet violet will require a cold stratification if sowed indoors. Will tolerate alkaline soil.
To collect seeds, bag the flower on the plant as the seeds will self-scatter when mature.