Viola tricolor

Names

Names

Scientific: Viola tricolor

English: Heartsease, Johnny jump-ups

Portuguese: Amor-perfeito

Origins

Origins

Family: Violaceae

Origin: Europe

Life Cycle: Annual / Perennial

Properties

Properties

Aroma
Medicinal
Edibility

Parts Used

Parts Used

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Scientific NameViola tricolor
English NameHeartsease, heart's ease, heart's delight, tickle-my-fancy, Jack-jump-up-and-kiss-me, come-and-cuddle-me, three faces in a hood, love-in-idleness.
Portuguese NameAmor-perfeito.
German NameWilde Stiefmütterchen, Ackerveilchen, Muttergottesschuh, Mädchenaugen, Gedenkemein, Schöngesicht, Liebesgesichtli.
FamilyViolaceae
OriginEurope.
Preferences CultivationFences, hedges, moist and shady places, edges of fields.
Life CycleAnnual / Perennial
HabitatSunlight. Rich, well-drained soils.
Method of propagationSow in autumn and division in the autumn or just after flowering.
Ornamental CharacteristicsFlowering from March to June. H 0,2 m, ᴓ 0,2 m
Description of smells and flavorsOdorless and tasteless.
Properties MedicinalTreatment of epilepsy and skin diseases. 
Properties EdibilityEdible flowers and leaves (raw or cooked).
Properties OtherOrnamental.
Contraindications / Side Effects / CommentsUnknown
Pests and diseases & how to fight themSnails and slugs.
How and When to harvest and / or pruning and which parts used. How many cuts per year?Parts used: leaves and flowers. Harvest: when flowering.
Can be used in intercropping ( repellent / attractive ) or is biopesticide?Attracts pollinators and beneficial insects.
Curiosity / Personal ExperiencesIn modern herbalism it is seen as a purifying herb. Yellow, green and blue-green dyes are obtained from the flowers.

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