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Picture of Princess Of Wales Violet

Princess of Wales (Princesse de Galles) - 1896
The most famous violet ever known and grown was named after Alexandra, Princess of Wales who became Queen of England in 1901. This heirloom, single violet has giant, lilac-blue flowers often up to 2" across with broad petals set close together. They are borne on wiry stems of a very good length. The flowers are very fragrant and vigorous and were very popular as cut flowers. Seeds and plants are still widely available today in Europe and the U.S.A.

Color illustration by Irene M. Johns (1913).
 

 

A QUARTERLY JOURNAL published by THE AMERICAN VIOLET SOCIETY

Volume 2, Number 1
Winter 2001
On line Version

(ISSN 1086-7457)
Reproduction prohibited without permission from Publisher and copyright holders.
All rights reserved © 2001


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Letter From The Editor
Norma Beredjiklian

The Garibaldi Family:
Last of The Great American Violet Growers

Peter Robinson

The National Viola And Pansy Society
John Snocken

Picking Violets at Aņo Nuevo
Dennis Mastrangelo

Natural Pollination of Viola Flowers
Theresa M. Culley PhD.

Modest Violets
Elizabeth Scott

Saint Valentine
Norma Beredjiklian
 


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