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Violet

Violet

Sometimes called "" Trinity Grass "", the violet is a plant belonging to the family of violaceae referenced under the genus viola. Often confused with thought, the violet differs from its neighbor by the number of petals that compose it: two up and three down. It represents the city of Toulouse which celebrates it every year in mid-February. Violette is also a woman's given name.

Plantation of the violet

Planted preferably in autumn, this purple plant or purple will prefer limestone or ordinary soil, humus and fairly well drained. Sowing is to be carried out from June until September. In the ground, for the plants to flourish properly, a minimum distance of fifteen centimeters must be maintained between them. The violet is rustic and withstands temperatures up to -15 ° C.

Growth and maintenance of the violet

The violet flowers in autumn or spring according to the varieties, it goes very well with the tulip which knows the same cycle. Its foliage is evergreen. The plant requires little maintenance: water if the soil dries up and remove wilted flowers to stimulate the appearance of new buttons.

Reproduction of the violet

Wink at the term "" trinity "", the purple flower is able to reproduce in three different ways: by conventional pollination, by emission of a stolon which will give birth to a new plant or by the production of seed capsules. When she likes herself in her environment, she quickly becomes invasive.

Uses of violet

In addition to its ornamental qualities, the violet is used in confectionery (the famous violet sweets), in jams or in perfumery thanks to the fragrant violet variety. In the field of medicine, the violet is used to treat headaches or insomnia, but also skin infections such as acne.

Symbol of violet

In the language of flowers, the violet is associated with shyness, modesty and modesty. Blue, it symbolizes loyalty and white country happiness. In Roman mythology, it represents memory. Find the violets in the shop!

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