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V. odorata 'Royal Robe' fragrance?

Posted by nygardener z6 NYC (My Page) on
Sun, May 11, 03 at 20:01

I've just received an order of Viola odorata 'Queen Charlotte', and it turns out that the shipment instead contains the 'Royal Robe' cultivar. Will these be as fragrant as those I ordered?

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RE: V. odorata 'Royal Robe' fragrance?

Both are fragrant... A web search turns up info that 'Queen Charlotte' is very fragrant and 'Royal Robe' is fragrant. I think you'll need both -- and since you're gardening indoors, you MUST have a parma violet -- exceedingly fragrant!

RE: V. odorata 'Royal Robe' fragrance?

Great idea, Van. By the way, Canyon Creek Nursery is said to be a very good source for all of these.

RE: V. odorata 'Royal Robe' fragrance?

Van in NYC,

Parma violets are indoor plants? Do you know of a mail order nursery who sells parma violets? Or seeds of viola odorata? Thanks.

RE: V. odorata 'Royal Robe' fragrance?

Logees Greenhouse has a large selection of Parma Violets. I kept mine indoors and perhaps due to lack of watering or maybe overwatering at times, I was not successful in growing them. But I will say this, when you buy them from Logees they could not be healthier, nor more perfumed. Try their website: and ask for their flower catalogue which is one of the best available. You'll find the selection of fragrant and Parma violets enormous!

RE: V. odorata 'Royal Robe' fragrance?

Thanks, Joanmary! I'm overwintering mine in a cold frame, and will look over Logees selection in the spring.

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