See Victoria Regina.
Crimson red flowers.
name means Ιmpress of Austria.
Bred by Marquardt, Zossen, Germany; 1895.
Giant flowered deep bluish-purple, up to 1.75 inches
across, very strong scent.
R.H.S. Award of Merit - 1913
Rathke & Sohn, (Praust)
Germany; c 1881.
Reputedly obtained from a crossing of Viola semperflorens and
Dark blue flowers in abundance from the end of summer
(Luneburg) Germany; c 1890s.
Dark, crimson flowers.
Kerry Girl - Kerry
Carmen, Masterton, New Zealand.
Another of the quintet of violets introduced by Kerry
Carmen from New Zealand, and like the other members of the collection, a tidy,
medium sized plant with flowers not unlike those of V. rupestris. rosea but noticeably
darker. The blooms are produced on stems
about 6 inches long, and whilst unsuitable as a cut flower it makes a lovely
- See 'Kaiser
the Belgians - See 'Kaiser
Ermine Origins unknown.
White flowers, no scent.
Australia, date unknown.
No description available.
Origins unknown. 1910.
Bluish-purple flowers supposedly an earlier and freer
flowering form of 'Wellsiana'.
Charlotte Wilhelm Gerst,
(Bietigheim) Germany. September 1899.
The mid-blue, up-ward looking flowers are
held on long stems above the leaves, very free-flowering from August onwards and
even more in spring, but not in winter. It is often mentioned that 'Kφnigin
Charlotte' is not suitable for forcing at Christmas time. A real problem
is the fact that early descriptions say that it is dark blue, but at least since
WWII it is described as above.
Charlotte' can be propagated by seed and comes quite true. This may be the
reason for the variability. It is advisable to inspect plants in autumn
and discard plants which are not true to description. I Germany, all the
garden authorities have strongly recommended
Charlotte'. This has led to the depressing fact that all other blue
varieties of scented violets have been excessively neglected.
See also: 'Queen
See, Victoria Regina.
See, Kronprinzessin von
Very large early crimson-violet flowers, on long
stalks. Scented though not very hardy.