Violet Plants

Violets are our speciality and here are some pics of our favourites. Our collection of violets has been gradually built over a period of 40 years and is the result of the enthusiasm of three generations of the Groves’ family. Now numbering in excess of 100 varieties of Sweet Violet, Parma Violet and other species our catalogue now holds National collection status and is one of the largest selections in the country.


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Swanley White Violet £3.50

Swanley White Violet

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Sweet Violet Plants - Scented & unusual rare plants by Groves

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Ferndale Violet. A pretty double flowered parma violet discovered by Rob Peace in Australia. White but delicately specked with blue. Good perfume. £3.75

Ferndale Violet

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Parme de Toulouse Violet. Fragrant. Double, mid-lavender flowers. A good disease resistant form with a long flowering period. Ideal for cut flowers. £3.75

Parme de Toulouse Violet

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Neapolitan Violet. Double. Pale silvery-lavender flowers. Scented. Long flowering period. Possibly the original Parma violet £3.75

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Ashvale Blue Violet. Pretty white, double flowers with a predominant pale blue edge to the petals. Good scent. Originates from Mike Hardman, UK. £3.75

Ashvale Blue Violet

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Sororia Alice Witter Violet. Pretty carmine & white flower on long stems, showy, but with no scent, leaves die off in winter bringing good healthy leaves in spring & blooms that flower later in spring than other violets. £3.75

Sororia Alice Witter Violet

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Viola sulphurea 'Crepuscule' Violet. (McLeod, NSW, Australia). Distinct large apricot flowers with mauve shading and a blue flush in the throat. £3.75

Viola sulphurea 'Crepuscule' Violet

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Amethyst Witch Violet. Sweet violets always inspire memories of times gone by and now you can purchase your very own plants. £3.50

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    Vicki B

    This is really pretty

Francis Lee Violet £3.50

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Beetroot Violet. Unusual Blue, purple red combination similar to that of the vegetable. £3.50

Beetroot Violet

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Snow White Violet. C.W Groves & Son (Bridport). Introduced at the International violet conference 2009 - Parma, Italy. Large Scented flowers of pure white top two petals rolled back. Long stems good for cutting £3.50

Snow White Violet

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Santas Beard Violet. C.W Groves & Son (Bridport). Large pure white flowers on a vigorous plant good for cut flowers. £3.50

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Port Bredy Pink Violet £3.50

Port Bredy Pink Violet

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Perky Violet. A good, long stemmed blush lilac large scented bloom. Vigorous and good for cutting.

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Jean Arnot Violet. Windword Nurseries Devon. Pretty scented pink flowers. A good historic variety. £3.50

Jean Arnot Violet

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Kristina Violet. Koningin Charlotte seeding. Bud dark crimson. Flowers silvery pink mauve. Large flowers. Sweetly scented. Flowers March.

Kristina Violet

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Ellie Violet. Named after Clive Groves great niece, this violet has unusual scented dusky pink flowers with narrow white petal edging. Moderately vigorous, mound forming. Introduced the 8th international violet congress Beja Portugal. £3.50

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Christmas Violet.(Margery Fish 1965) Very free flowering white with the slightest tint of blue. Almost dwarf habit with short stems.

Christmas Violet

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Chloe Violet. Bud deep maroon opening to Salmon Red.

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St Helena Violet. (1892), Origin unknown but thought to have Napolonic connections. Masses of sweatly scented pale blue flowers carpeting the ground. £3.50

St Helena Violet

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Princess of Wales Violet. Millet, France, 1889) RHS Award of Merit 1895. The most popular of all our cut flower varieties. Magnificent large blue-violet flowers on long stems with an excellent scent. £3.50

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Viola odorata Violet. Vibrant violet purple sweetly scented (our native sweet violet).

Viola odorata Violet

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Mrs David Lloyd George Violet. (Kettle 1915) RHS Award of Merit 1918 A pretty and rare violet originating from Corfe Mullen in Dorset, so is sometimes known as the Dorset Violet. A Semi double blue flower with a centre rosette of white, sometimes tinged with pink. Long stems and scented.

Mrs David Lloyd George Violet

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Lydia Groves Violet (C.W. Groves & Son, Bridport, Dorset, UK 1989) Large sugar-pink blooms sometimes streaked with rose. Sweetly scented. Named after Clive Groves' mother, the late Lydia Groves. £3.50

Lydia Groves Violet

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