Sweet Violet has long been a beloved spring flower with a delicate, sweet fragrance that is also used for medicinal purposes. It is a versatile plant that can be incorporated into many different types of landscapes and is easy to grow. It pairs well with other flowers such as Bleeding Hearts and Forget-Me-Nots for a beautiful, scented spring symphony in your garden. It is also a popular flower for cutting, and the flowers can be dried for use in craft projects.

In the garden, Sweet Violet is a hardy perennial that likes partial shade to light sun conditions. It is drought tolerant, but prefers regular watering. It can be grown in the ground, or can be planted in planters and containers. It spreads via short runners or rhizomes, and is also a good choice for planting in mixed beds with other plants. It is a good companion plant for trees and shrubs. It can be invasive in some areas, so if you want to contain it, it is best to plant it in an area with low-growing plants that will help keep it contained.

Its fragrant flowers come in a variety of colors, including white, pink, violet, and purple. They have a sweet, perfumed scent that has been distilled into perfumes for centuries. It is a symbol of love and romance, which has led to its popularity in wedding bouquets and boutonnieres. Its flowering lasts a long time, and the plants can produce multiple blooms in succession.

The leaves are similar to spinach and can be cooked like swiss chard. They are also high in vitamins A and C. The petals of the flowers are tasty when candied and can be added to desserts, iced drinks, and salads. A syrup made from the flowers can be used to flavour scones and marshmallows. The seeds are also edible and can be eaten raw or roasted.

In herbal medicine, click here is a lung tonic that helps relieve congestion. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, making it useful for relieving pain in the minor joints of the body. It is commonly found in combination formulas for treating breathing problems such as sudden (acute) and ongoing (chronic) bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, “dust-damaged” lungs, and for treating cold and flu symptoms, cough, chest congestion, hoarseness, and a sore throat. It is also used to treat involuntary urination (incontinence) and to improve deep sleep (insomnia).

It is considered safe for most people when taken by mouth in recommended doses. However, it is not advised to take this herb during pregnancy or breastfeeding as there is not enough reliable information about its safety in these cases.

In numerology, Violet is Master Number 11. Spiritually it teaches us about humility, letting go of ego and self-importance, social responsibility, and the importance of being connected with Spirit. It also helps us to balance the yin and yang of our lives, giving and receiving. It encourages empathy, diplomacy and the ability to sort truth from fiction.