Viola nigra 'Bowles Black'
(AKA: V. tricolor, W. odorata, V. x wittrockiana)
Photo (right) Courtesy of Far Out Flora
This delightful cottage garden favorite adds a smidge of goth to any garden! Shiny, inky-black, dainty, fragrant, 1” flowers with yellow eyes bloom in profusion year round, for months on compact 8" tall plant. Charmingly small but mighty, it’s perfect as an edger, in containers, or peaking out of the cracks of your rockery and pavers. Cut it back after flowering and it renews itself. It loves to reseed, too!