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Madame Armandine Pages - Armand Millet, Bourg la Reine, France.  1900.

Another of the so-called “perpetual violets” with light rosy-pink blooms and fairly sweetly-scented.  Because of its smaller size and neat growth, this is a very good cultivar for the rock garden.

Madame Emile Arene – See ‘Mademoiselle Arene’.

Madame Fichet-Nardy – France. 1906.

Deep-blue flowers and very free.

Madame Jean Josse - See 'Souvenir de Jean Josse'.

Madame Noelie - Origins unknown. France.  1906.

Originating in the Midi region of France, this cultivar has carmine-violet flowers that have a good perfume, and long stalks.  It is a late blooming variety that does best in a warm situation.

Madame Rose Borne -   France.  1906

A seedling from 'Madame Fichet-Nardy'

Very deep-violet flowers.

Madame Schwartz - Origins unknown. 1906.

Large blue flowers.

Mademoiselle Alamagny - Origins unknown.  France.  1906.

A seedling from 'Madame Fichet-Nardy'.

Reddish-purple flowers.

Mademoiselle Antoinette Fichet-Nardy.  France. 1906

A seedling from 'Madame Fichet-Nardy'.

Reddish-purple flowers.

Mademoiselle Armandine Pages - See 'Madame Armandine Pages'.

Mademoiselle Bonnefoy - Origins unknown.

No description available.

Mademoiselle Garrido - Armand Millet, Bourg la Reine, France.  1914.

Large flowers in lilac-rose.

Mammoth White -  Originating in the U.S.A. 

Reputedly the largest and hardiest of the single white violets, white flowers on long stems.  Unscented.

Margaret Cayley - See 'Margaret Hayley'.

Margaret Hayley - Origins unknown.

According to F.E. Dillistone's catalogue this cultivar had deep-pink flowers.

Margaret Tayley - See 'Margaret Hayley'.

Marguerite di Savoie - (1) Origins unknown.  1895.

Very large bluish-mauve flowers. 

(2) Origins unknown.  1925.

White flowers.

Marietta - Armand Millet, Bourg la Reine, France. 1914.

Mid-blue flowers.

Marie Guerin - Forgeot, Paris, France.  1880

Raised from seed of unknown parentage, the flower’s  colour is not known; golden striped foliage.

Marquis de Brazias - Origins unknown,   France.

Medium sized violet flowers.

Meizner Madel – See, ‘Meissner Madel’.

Meissner Mädel – Introduced by Otto Mann, Germany. 1933.

The name means ‘Little Girl of Meissen’.  Deep blue flowers.

Mignonette - Origins unknown. 

No description available.

Milky White – Australian violet, date unknown.

Thick, almost waxy looking petals of a milky white with a blue blush.

Millet Pere - Armand Millet, Bourg la Reine, France.  1876.

Large flowered blue, named in honour of Millet's father who began the business.

Miss America - Introduced by Edith Pawla, Capitola (California) U.S.A. Date unknown.

Very large soft lavender-coloured flowers on long stems, very fragrant, and similar to both 'Princesse de Galles' and 'California'.

Miss Ethel Lewis - Origins unknown.

Miss Naylor - Origins unknown.

No description available.

Mistress Mallory - Kerry Carmen, Masterton, New Zealand.

No description available.

Mlle Bonnefoy - Origins unknown.

No description available.

Mlle Garrido - Armand Millet, Bourg la Reine, France. 1914.

No description available.

Mlle Louise Tricheux - Origins unknown.

No description available.

Mlle Schwartz - Origins unknown.

No description available.

Mlle Susanne Lemarquis - Origins unknown.

No description available.

Mme E. Arene - M. Arene, Sollies Pont, (Hyeres) France. Date Unknown.

Introduced by Armand Millet, 1891.

A seedling of 'Luxonne'.

Large deep blue flowers, similar to 'Luxonne, to which it is a distinct improvement.

Mme Fichet-Nardy - France. 1906.

Deep blue flowers, very hardy and free flowering.

Mme Laredo - Origins unknown.

No description available.

Moltke – See ‘Graf Moltke’.

Monsieur Villard - Origins unknown. 1879.

Reputed to have been found in the garden of Madame Vachin at Ecully, in the Rhone.

No description available.

Montgomery's White - Origins unknown.

Probably originated at Fivemiletown, Ireland.  1910.

White flowers with a strong perfume.

Mothers Day - M. Mottram (Devon) UK.

White flowers with a distinctive mauve shading at the base of the petals.

Mother of Pearl - Introduced by Robert Peace (Melbourne) Australia.  Date unknown.

Pale blue flowers.

Moyser – Grown in Moys bei Gorlitz, and introduced by Hermann Freund (Silesia) Germany.  1890s.

Dark blue scented flowers, above luxuriant foliage.  The leaves are large and dark green, and the flowers borne on long stalks produce in abundance in November and December.

Mr Gladstone - Origins unknown, 1905.

Large blue flowers.

Mrs R. Barton - G. Zambra, Windward Violet Farm, Dawlish (Devon) UK.

Grace Zambra named this cultivar after her cook, whom it is said she poached from the local hospital, where Mrs Zambra spent a short stay.  During the course of her hospitalisation, Mrs Zambra enquired as to who cooked the delicious food, and was introduced to Mrs Barton.  It is also true, as some accounts would have it, that Mrs Barton was the wife of the Zambra's foreman, having brought her husband and two sons to work at the nursery.

The blooms are white marked with violet which appear as the season advances, and are borne on long stems which are suitable for cutting.  Very free flowering, with a good perfume.  Sometimes wrongly given the name 'Alassio'.

Mrs F.B. Dwight - Origins unknown. 1939.

Giant lilac flowers with a strong perfume, supposedly a selected form of 'Princesse de Galles', with stems 10 - 15 inches in length.

Mrs Reid's French Violet - Introduced by Jennifer Bousefield, who obtained it from Moyra Reid --a famous gardening authority of the 1950s-60s--, who had discovered it growing in France.  It is reputed to be a form of V.odorata rubra

Mühlberg –  Germany; c 1890s.

No description available.

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