Lady - Introduced by Edith Pawla,
Capitola (California) U.S.A. Date
Small bluish-lilac flowers with a white centre, and a
Originally imported from England during the pioneer
days into the Quaker towns around Pennsylvania, hence the name.
Quatre Saisons – This violet would seem to
be a selection from the wild violet of the hedgerows that had been in
cultivation from about the mid 1700s, and grown for sale in the markets of
Paris. Over the years, it was possible
to obtain a fixed strain from the wild
form which still exists today.
In 1835, M. Jean Chevillon of Fontenay-aux-Roses, near
Paris, obtained a 'Quatre Saison' violet which was almost perfect. It has dull-violet coloured flowers and a
good perfume, all the qualities of a good cut flower. An interesting note is
that the name given to this particular variety, would seem to be somewhat
erroneous, as the flowers do not appear for four seasons as the name suggests;
it blooms in the Spring, and if you are lucky a few stray blooms still show in
- Origins unknown.
The blue form of the
'Quatre Saisons' Violet
Saisons Hative -
The early flowering form of the 'Quatre Saisons' Violet.
Saisons Odorante -
The more fragrant form of the
'Quatre Saisons' Violet.
Saisons Ordinaire -
Saisons Semprez –
(Verrieres le Buisson) France. Date unknown.
A distinct improvement on the ordinary
'Quatre Saisons' violet, with more compact petals, and bigger, more erect flowers of a
fine colour and good scent. Longer,
stronger peduncles. This cultivar hardly
ever sets seed, and is in flower from September through January.
Variegated form of
'Quatre Saisons', with silver
Alexandra - Origins unknown.
Charlotte - Introduced from Germany, c
According to nomenclature rules the name is incorrect and must be abandoned.