Homemade Violet - growing at home, care and replanting rules + 72 photos

When creating flower beds, flower beds and alpine slides in their garden plots, most flower growers does not forget to plant garden violets, usually using several varieties to complete the picture.

These small plants attract attention with their variety of colors against the backdrop of lush greenery and enchant with their delicate, fragile flowers and subtle trail of aroma. And the unpretentiousness of violets helps them gain even greater popularity among gardeners and landscape designers.

In the article you will learn in detail how garden violets grow - descriptions and photos of various types.

What does garden violet mean?

People have been admiring the delicate charm of violets for almost two and a half millennia, but they began to be purposefully grown and propagated to decorate gardens and parks relatively recently :

Violets have recently begun to be grown in gardens.

  • In European countries, violet has been known as a garden plant since the beginning of the 16th century;
  • In Russia - since the 18th century.

INFORMATIVE! Violets propagated for growing near human habitations are united by flower growers into a conventional group of garden violets. The synonymous series of this group, in addition to the name “Garden Violet”, includes the names “Viola”, “Pansy” and simply “Violet”.


During my student years, I had a lot of colds, and every time I was prescribed antibiotics, I was so tired of pills, they were terrible. At that time, probiotics were not prescribed - antibiotics were so difficult to tolerate. Once again I refused antibiotics and agreed only to use herbs. As it turned out later, he recovered from pneumonia. Now if you have any cough, I really like violet herb.



Violet is recommended to drink not only with tracheitis and bronchitis - as in our case, but also with pneumonia and bronchial asthma. I hope my family will not encounter these problems. I don’t boil the herb in a water bath - I just brew it like regular tea. If you use a thermos, the infusion will be richer. Not to mention that it cools down more slowly. The kid doesn’t really like drinking violet - I let him sweeten it.



Tricolor violet contains a lot of glycosides, so the tea becomes a little sweet. I love violet and cherry blossom tea. Tasty, beautiful and healthy: the flowers contain insulin, which is useful for diabetes.



Violet is known as a healing plant. Healers in past centuries advised heart patients to drink tea from violet flowers to relieve heart pain. You need to drink it for a long time, up to one month.



Cleanses the skin well. The pimples that I “acquired” for unknown reasons have almost completely disappeared. I heard once a long time ago that violet perfectly cleanses the blood, maybe the disappearance of pustules is the very result of blood cleansing. In reasonable quantities it will not harm anyone, but you should remember that this is not a panacea, and do not overdo it.



I brewed this tea over low heat in a steam bath, strained it, threw out the herb, and began to drink the tea. The taste is a little bitter, the color is bright yellow, the smell is not very good. But useful. After a couple of days, my son did not cough and there was no wheezing when he breathed.



Pour a teaspoon of violet into a glass of boiling water and leave for at least 2-3 hours. Then I wash my face with this decoction. I don’t wipe my face completely, I allow the liquid to be absorbed. This way the effect is better. The result is wonderful: there is no itching or redness, the untidy shine becomes less. I started this procedure when the first buds appeared on the trees, so to speak, ahead of the curve. Therefore the result is good.



As soon as my daughter started going to kindergarten, colds, coughs, etc. immediately started. The clinic prescribes expensive cough medicines; my sister advised me to brew violet for a wet cough. Helps with expectoration, the cough went away in just 4 days.



Be sure to plant violets in your garden flower bed. Such familiar and pleasing primroses, pansies, will give health to your entire family. And violet tea, aromatic and original, will decorate your table: guests will thank you more than once for this invigorating drink, which will protect you from many illnesses.

One species or a group of different species and varieties?

Over several centuries of active cultivation of violets by flower growers of the Old World and Russia, many new species were bred - by the beginning of the 21st century, according to the Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain), 21 species were used in gardening and landscape art.

Based on the basic species, breeders continue to grow magnificent varieties and hybrids of violas, differing in :

  • Bright colors;
  • Lasting aroma;
  • And large flowers.

One species of garden pansy (Wittrock's viola) alone has about 500 bred forms .

Also, do not forget that white violet will look very beautiful and delicate in your gardens. The whole variety of violets used to decorate garden plots and public parks are usually called garden violets .

The most beloved and most common among garden violets are hybrid varieties of the species Viola Wittrock , called garden pansies by gardeners.

In addition, quite popular types :

  • F. Graceful;
  • F. Rogataya;
  • F. Chinese (Manjurian);
  • F. Labrador;
  • F. Motley and some others.

Forms and methods of treatment

Preparations based on violet are effective and have very few contraindications, which makes this folk remedy especially attractive for the treatment and prevention of many diseases.

Home pharmacist

Violet-based preparations can be easily prepared at home. Use only fresh infusions and decoctions: even with short-term storage they lose their beneficial qualities. Brew violet before each use, this will significantly increase the effectiveness of treatment.



  • violet leaves and flowers - 2 teaspoons;
  • water - 1 glass.


  1. Boil water and chop the violet.
  2. Place the herb in a thermos and pour boiling water over it.
  3. Leave for one and a half hours, strain.

For inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, it is useful to drink 0.5 cups of violet tea 5-6 times a day between meals for two weeks; take a break for a week and continue treatment



  • dry violet - 1 tablespoon;
  • boiling water - 1.5 cups.


  1. In the evening, pour boiling water over the crushed dry violet herb and leave until morning.
  2. In the morning, put the mixture on the fire and, as soon as it starts boiling, turn it off.
  3. Wait until it cools completely, then strain the infusion through several layers of gauze.
  4. Use within one day.

In English there is a phraseological unit associated with violet. A shrinking violet - this is what they say in the UK and USA about people who are easily embarrassed by something.



  • herb and violet root - 1 tablespoon;
  • boiling water - 1 cup.


  1. Brew crushed violets with boiling water and keep on low heat for five minutes.
  2. Turn off the gas and leave the broth for 15–20 minutes.
  3. Filter through a gauze cloth folded several times.

Violet decoction should not be boiled for a long time, otherwise the beneficial substances will be destroyed.



  • violet (along with roots) - 3 tablespoons;
  • unrefined vegetable oil (olive or sunflower) - 0.5 cups.


  1. Grind the violet and pour boiling vegetable oil over it.
  2. Place the mixture on low heat and heat for 10–15 minutes.
  3. Leave for three days, then carefully filter the oil infusion.
  4. Store in a dark glass bottle in a cool place, protected from light.

Violet recipes

It is very important not to overdose and exceed the duration of treatment when using violet-based drugs. For children, dosages should be halved.

If you have a cold, it is useful to drink a glass of violet decoction or tea before breakfast, lunch and dinner until complete recovery.

Treatment regimens with violet-based drugs for various diseases - table

To cleanse the bloodDecoction - 1 glass three times a day, half an hour before meals, in courses of three weeks with breaks of a month (at least 2 courses twice a year); infusion - according to the same scheme as the decoction.
For bronchitis and coldsA glass of violet decoction or tea before breakfast, lunch and dinner until complete recovery.
For inflammation of the gastrointestinal tractFor two weeks, drink 0.5 cups of violet tea 5-6 times a day between meals; take a break for a week and continue treatment.
Rheumatism, goutFor a month, take a glass of violet tea three times a day, half an hour before meals; after a 30-day break, repeat the course.
Sore throat, laryngitis, coughInside - drink 0.5 cups of infusion twice a day; for rinsing - use the infusion 5-6 times a day.
Prevention of coldsFor a week, drink 3 glasses of tea from linden and violet leaves before meals (1 tablespoon per glass of boiling water; leave for 10 minutes) per day; The minimum course is a week.
Neuroses, insomniaDrink an infusion of violet flowers 5 times a day during meals, 0.5 cups in courses of two weeks with weekly breaks.
MastitisCompresses on the chest from crushed fresh violet herb; When dry, change the compress.
Dermatological problemsApply lotions with violet oil to the affected areas of the skin for 20–30 minutes; inside - violet decoction, 2-3 glasses a day for one to two weeks.
Exudative diathesisTake 1.5 cups of violet infusion on an empty stomach for two to three weeks.

Description of varieties

Despite the numerous species and varieties of garden violets, they have a significant number of characteristic features :

  • Garden violets are mostly low herbaceous plants or small bushes;
  • Many varieties have basal leaf rosette due to a shortened stem, but some are distinguished by the usual structure of the stem - then the alternate arrangement of leaves is clearly visible;

    There are many colors of garden violets.

  • Whole, less often weakly dissected leaves acquire an oval, heart-shaped or lobed shape. Some varieties have thick downy feathers on the leaves;
  • Violet flowers are formed singly from the axils of the leaves on high stalks;
  • The corolla necessarily consists of 5 petals , resembling a moth in appearance. The lower, larger petal is located in the center and rests on two sepals, the next two petals, somewhat smaller in size, sit on the sides of the lower one and each have their own sepals. The two upper petals are usually the smallest - the last sepal remains for them;
  • The flowers often bear a special spur;
  • The color range of violet corollas includes all possible shades of the rainbow.

Let's find out how to plant and care for perennial garden violets. You can see a photo of two-year-old Viola below.

Some varieties of biennial viola.

To facilitate their classification, all the variety of forms of garden violets are divided according to their distinctive characteristics. One of the gradation factors is the life expectancy of the plant, according to which the following groups are identified :

  1. Annuals - grown from seeds, live for one year, are a herbaceous plant. These include tricolor violet (can be cultivated as a biennial plant);
  2. Biennials - grown from seeds or cuttings, bloom in the second year, can be herbaceous or bushy. These are Viola tricolor (sometimes grown as an annual), hybrids of Wittrock's viola, as well as many perennial violets, which gardeners prefer to cultivate as a biennial;
  3. Perennial - grow in the form of a small bush, propagate both by seed and by cuttings or dividing the bush; they can form large clumps due to integumentary growth. The fragrant perennial garden violet has smaller buds, but blooms more profusely than the annual one. Representatives: Horned, Moth, Labrador violets.


Violet-based preparations are contraindicated for use by those diagnosed with the following diseases:

  • hepatitis;
  • nephritis;
  • glomerulonephritis.

When treating with violet, you need to take precautions.
It is very important not to exceed the dosage of plant materials in teas and decoctions, and also not to take violet for too long. Excessive interest in this medicinal plant can lead to unpleasant symptoms: allergic rash, pain and intestinal upset, nausea, dizziness.

Planting and care

Few gardeners know when to replant garden violets. Various forms of garden violets are mostly unpretentious plants ; only some hybrids may place increased demands on certain aspects of maintenance.

Optimal location

According to their biological characteristics, garden violets can be classified as sun-loving plants with the only caveat that on hot summer days the flowers still need some shading, otherwise the leaves may wilt and darken.

Flower arrangement

In nature, violets grow in hot countries, but direct sunlight does not reach the plants due to bushes and tall vegetation. It is difficult to create such a microclimate at home. Light-loving plants will feel best on the windowsills of northwestern and northeastern windows, where there is no direct aggressive light.

If there are no such windows at home, then the Le Chantal violet needs to be darkened a little by covering the lower part of the window with a loose fabric or paper. If the lighting, on the contrary, is not enough, then an additional light source will be needed. Plants can be illuminated with phytolamps, LED or regular lamps.

Popular types of garden violets

Of the variety of varieties of garden violets, we can highlight the most popular and original types .


The most common species, colloquially known as “Pansy” . It has a high stem (up to half a meter), succulent leaves with wavy grooves and corollas with petals of three colors (violet, lilac and yellow). The flowers are collected in a simple brush. You can see a photo of the flower below.

Tricolor violet.

Can be cultivated as an annual or biennial crop ; perennial specimens are very rare.

Blooms in May - September.


Abundantly flowering viola with large purple or yellow corollas on high stalks. Perennial species up to 20 cm tall with oval leaves with large teeth. Photos of flowers for you are presented below.

Graceful violet.

It blooms for a particularly long time - from spring to autumn .


The most popular perennial , often grown according to the biennial scheme. A distinctive feature is a special tail on the back of the corolla, similar to a horn. The bushes stretch up to 20 cm and can form clumps.

It has become the basis for obtaining many varieties with a full rainbow range of colors, but mostly muted tones.

Horned violet.

Flowering - from May to September . The flowers are quite large.


A distinctive feature of the perennial is the violet tint of the juicy greenery of a dark shade. Young leaves are often purple. The violet has a ground cover stem (about 10 cm), forming lush cushions, rounded leaves and purple flowers.

Labrador violet.

Flowering later - from May to June . Viola is capable of powerful self-seeding.


Garden violet from the group of perennials . It has become the basis for the selection of many varieties, including those with terry corollas. It has oval-elongated dark-colored leaves, a straight stem up to 20 cm and an abundance of medium-sized purple flowers. Forms dense pillows.

Manchurian violet.

Blooms from May to June .


A perennial garden violet with oval-pointed leaves of a rich shade of green. It has the ability to instantly cover free space with curtains . The bush has long petioles and pedicels. The corollas are snow-white or purple in color.

Moth violet.

Blooms in April and blooms until the end of June .


Violet forms small bushes with a basal rosette.

A distinctive feature is the multi-colored leaves :

  • The upper side has a pale venation pattern on a dark green background;
  • The reverse side is usually a purple tint.

    Variegated violet.

Small corollas on high stalks rise above the rosette of leaves . The color of the flower is predominantly purple with a reddish tint and white streaks.


A perennial species of garden violet, which gave rise to many hybrid varieties. It is distinguished by rounded, dense leaves with a spectacular silver pattern along the contour of the veins. The flowers are small, lilac in color with a delicate aroma. Grows from 20 to 40 cm.

Korean violet.

Flowering period - April and May .


A perennial garden violet with strongly intertwined, ground-covering stems and numerous rounded leaves . Corollas of white and lilac color rise above a solid carpet of greenery on high stalks.

Ivy violet.

How to transplant a violet correctly

In order for the plant to feel good, it is necessary to change the substrate in the pot once a year. If you notice that the violet has begun to look worse, the leaves have begun to fall off and the flowers have lost their brightness, then you need to choose a larger pot.

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Experts recommend replanting the plant in the first month of spring.

The procedure for planting homemade violets must be carried out as carefully as possible so as not to damage the plant and the root system, which is covered by a lump of earth. At the end of the transplant, it is necessary to water the flower well.

Application in landscape design

Varieties of garden violas, bred as a result of breeding work, are distinguished by lush greenery , a variety of colors and rather large corollas, but at the same time they continue to retain the charm of forest flowers.

Their enviable advantages include :

  • Unpretentiousness in content;
  • Ability to grow as ground cover;
  • And the possibility of long-term and repeated flowering.

Therefore, varieties of garden violets are suitable for creating absolutely any landscape shape . They look great in prefabricated flower beds, flower beds, borders and lawns.

With their help, you can create a variety of alpine slides and multi-colored curtains for decorating park areas. Garden violas also serve as an excellent material for creating borders and vertical compositions.

IMPORTANT! Garden violets can be used both as independent decoration objects and in various combinations with other cultivated and forest plants.

Violet Le Chantal: photo and description of the variety

Saintpaulia Le Chantal was bred by florist Elena Lebetskaya and named her in honor of Saint Jeanne-Françoise de Chantal.

This violet is distinguished by its large flowers with a corrugated structure. The color is bright crimson with a white eye in the middle. If the external temperature drops, the white spot becomes more pronounced, and the fringe on the edges of the petals takes on a light green tint. Flowers do not fully open.

The leaves of this variety are wavy, dark green with a thin stem. The flower stalks are tall and weakened, so they quickly fall onto the leaves. The plant begins to bloom 14-15 months after the first leaves appear. The violet variety Le Chantal is very light-loving.

Air humidity

In order for the Le Chantal violet to fully grow and develop, it is necessary to maintain a normal level of air humidity in the room - at least 50%. If the air in the apartment is dry, then you need to use air humidifiers or place water near the plants.

High humidity is also undesirable for violets; fungal diseases can develop in such an environment.

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