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International Cultivar Authority Registry Of The Genus Viola

SECTION I a.
Traditional Single Flowered Violets

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Pale Blush - Purple Czar


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Pale Blush – Dr Judith McLeod, Honeysuckle Cottage Nursery, NSW. Australia.

No description available.


Pale Lady - See 'Argentiflora'.


Pallida - See 'Sulphurea'.


Palmer's Violet - Origins  unknown. 1956.

No description available.


Palustris - Origins unknown.

White flowers.

This cultivar should not be confused with the distinct species V. palustris, to which it bears no resemblance.


Pamela Zambra - G. Zambra, Windward, Holcombe (Devon) UK.  C 1930s.

A seedling from 'Explorateur Dybowski', named after the daughter of the proprietors, Grace and George Zambra. 

The flowers are a velvety purple on stems 9 to 12 inches in length rendering them excellent for cutting.  Have a good perfume and are reputed to last well in water.  This variety would seem to be immune to most of the ills that befall violets, including the dreaded red spider mite.  The foliage is similar to that of the parent, and seems to prefer to be grown outside in milder climates, where it will flower vigorously.  A late bloomer but well worth waiting for.


Pat Toolan's Red – Australia, date unknown. 

No description available.


Perle Rose - Origins unknown.

A cultivar that has been in existence since 1902, and one of the seed parents of 'Coeur d’Alsace', it is supposed to be one of the improved forms of V.odorata rubra, the improvement being in the colour.  The flowers are a deep coral pink and very sweetly scented, though appearing quite late in the season; it has a compact habit, and in the milder districts is in flower in March and April.  A good subject for the front of a rock garden where it can provide good colour.


Philadelphia - U.S.A. - 1895.

Sweetly scented blue flowers.


Phyll Dove – Australia, date unknown.

An orange sport from 'Sulfurea'.


Pierre Benite – France.  1895.

No description available.


Piglet – Dr Judith McLeod, Honeysuckle Cottage Nursery, NSW. Australia. 

Subtle lilac-grey flowers; the two upper petals are long and it is said to resemble the ears of the character from the A.A. Milne’s  book "Winnie the Pooh".  Floriferous.


Pilkington - Origins unknown.

Dark-pink flowers without scent.


Pink Perle - See 'Perle Rose'.


President Cleveland - U.S.A.  1903.

Deep-blue flowers.


Pretoria Violet – See 'Wilson'.


Pritchard’s Russian – Origins unknown.

No description available.


Primavera – Italy.  1890.

Very large flowered; deep blue.


Prince Consort - George Lee, Clevedon (Avon) UK.  1875.

Light violet blue flowers; highly fragrant.


Prince of Wales - See 'Princesse de Galles'.


Princess Alexandra - Origins unknown.

Probably named after Her Royal Highness, Princess Alexandra, eldest daughter of King Christian IX of Denmark, who married Edward, Prince of Wales in 1863, and who later became King Edward  VII.

The flowers are similar in colour to 'Amiral Avellan', to which it is considered an  improved form although it has a shorter season than 'Amiral Avellan Avellan' , it is larger and more free flowering, with a unique perfume.  A very good violet for growing under glass, as well as out of doors beds.


Princesse Beatrice - Origins unknown.

Small rounded flowers of dark violet, a similar type of violet to 'Wellsiana', though flowering earlier and does not send out as many runners.

Editor’s Note: Most probably named after Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter, Princess Beatrice.


Princess Diana -  Origins unknown.

Soft salmon- pink flowers on short stems.


Princess de Galles – Reputedly a seedling that was found, simultaneously, on a number of French nurseries.  Introduced by Armand Millet, Bourg La Reine, France, 1884.

The most famous violet ever known and probably the most widely grown.  The giant lilac blue flowers often up to 2 in across, with broad petals set close together are borne on wiry stems of great length, are very fragrant and vigorous.  During the heyday of the violet, vast acreages of this violet were grown to supply a voracious market. Some growers have experienced difficulties with this cultivar, especially on cold or exposed soils where it is best to grow it under glass.   In warmer climates, supported by light soils, the best results have been achieved, as in the South of France where it was grown extensively at one time.


Princess of Prussia - George Lee, Clevedon (Avon) UK.

Named after Her Royal Highness Princess Victoria, eldest daughter of Queen Victoria, who married Frederick, Emperor of Germany in 1858.  Rich purple flowers on good stems, and a very nice perfume.  This is another one of the re-discovered violets from this famous nursery that has great promise.


Princess Victoria - Origins unknown.  1924.

Pale purple flowers.


Princess of Wales - See  'Princesse de Galles'.


Purple Czar – See 'Czar'.


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