Native violets are an incredibly attractive, low maintenance ground cover and can be used as an alternative to lawn in low traffic areas. They produce small, delicate white and mauve flowers which bloom almost year-round, with the most impressive display during the warmer months of the year. These violets are also edible and boast a delightful and mild flavour that complements both sweet and savoury dishes. The charming flowers of the native violet are perfect for adding a lovely finishing touch to desserts, as well as to salads, where both the flowers and green leaves can be utilised.
Native violet thrives in damp environments and does well in partial shade with exposure to morning sun. When positioned correctly and allowed to spread, it is a delightful addition to the home landscape. Water regularly.