sweet violet


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to sweet violet: English violet, Viola odorata

sweet violet

indicates a modest temperament. [Flower Symbol-ism: Flora Symbolica, 178]
See: Modesty
References in periodicals archive ?
Sweet violets prefer moist, rich soil, and adapt well to cool spots that get some shade during the hottest part of the day.
The flowers of sweet violet are not only used to decorate cakes and puddings.
Sweet violets, pulmonaria (lung-worts) such as the white-flowered "Sissinghurst", Bugle (Ajuga reptans "Bur-gundy Glow"), Lysimachia nummularia (Creeping Jenny), Lily-of-the-valley, Lamium "White nancy" and Lamium "Silver Beacon", Bergenia (pictured left).
You loved sweet violets when in flower, I know it was your name, As sure as time goes on I know, Fond thoughts will never change.
Target Stores this month started carrying the Waverly Garden Room collection, which incorporates six floral designs, including three classic patterns: Sweet Violets, Vintage Rose and Garden Lane.
And give it a spray of sweet violets when you've finished.
Waverly is offering its ten best-selling shower curtain patterns such as Pleasant Valley, English Ivy and Sweet Violets.
SWEET violets have been a popular cut flower to be given as a token of affection for centuries.
Sweet violets and comfrey, sweet cicely and variegated apple mint, golden lemon balm and purple bugle all add interest and colour to damp shade.