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International Cultivar Authority Registry Of The Genus Viola

SECTION I a.
Traditional Single Flowered Violets

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Saint Helena - Sweet Petite Blue


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Saint Helena - Origins unknown.

A small hardy violet with flowers with a somewhat indistinct pale blue, and a stronger scent than other V. odorata. The origins of this violet would seem to be something of a mystery when described by Edward A. Bunyard as the ‘ Riviera Violet,’ even though Gertrude Jekyll claims it was given to her by an old lady in her village.  Whatever the truth, this is certainly an unusual cultivar that will give the best results in a rock garden.


Sans Eperon - Origins unknown.

No description available.


Sans Pareille - Armand Millet, Bourg la Reine, France.   1880.

No description available.


Sans Prix - Armand Millet, Bourg la Reine, France.   1880.

No description available.


Schonbrunn - Origins unknown, 1877.

Blue flowers.


Schone von Botnang – Germany; c 1920s.

Profuse, dark-blue flowers.


Schwabenmatchen – Germany. 1920s.

The name means ‘Little Girl of Schwaben’, small flowers though the colour is not known.


Schwabenstolz – Germany; c 1930s.

No description available.


Semperflorens - Origins unknown.

Small pale violet blue flowers, which stand well above the foliage making this such a charming violet. It starts to bloom during the Autumn.  If treated to a little love and kindness will continue through to the spring.  This variety lends itself well to being planted in small drifts, where the impact of the flowers should prove stunning.


Semprez – See  'Quatre Saisons Semprez'.


Shot Silk – Australia, date unknown. 

No description available.


Single Red - Origins unknown.

Thought to be a single form of the old 'Double Red' cultivar with rose coloured flowers.


Sisters - C. W. Groves and Son, Bridport (Dorset) UK.  1998.

A seedling from 'Lydia Groves' x 'Rawsons White'.

White flowers with a blush of pink.


Skimmed Milk - Origins unknown.

Fragrant White flowers.


Sky Blue - Origins unknown.

A selected form of V. odorata, with large sky blue flowers, produced in profusion.  First offered for sale in the catalogue of Lamb Nurseries of Spokane (Washington) in 1959.


Smith's Seedling - Origins unknown, 1900.

No description available.


Snow Queen - Origins unknown.

White flowers, no scent.


Souvenir de ma Fille -  Armand Millet Bourg la Reine, France, 1912.

Named after his beloved daughter Armandine, who had died on the 10th July of the same year, however, it was not introduced until 1914.  Lovely intense blue flowers on long stems with a good perfume.  The flowers are nearly as big as those of 'Princesse de Galles', and produced in profusion especially under glass in colder climates.


Souvenir de Jules Josse - Origins unknown.

Supposedly introduced around the turn of the century by a grower in the Midi region of France.  Reddish-purple flowers with a distinct white eye, quite large and possessing a neat habit.  This cultivar has recently been re-introduced by Clive Groves, who was given cuttings by a friend in the West Country.  It is best grown in frames in colder climates, as it is one of the tenderest of the single violets still in cultivation, it is free flowering, even though the foliage does have a tendency to look a bit sick, it is not a particularly strong violet though does force reasonably well under glass.


Souvenir de Millet Pere - Armand Millet, Bourg la Reine, France.  1878.

Introduced 1879.

No description available.

S.N.H.F. 1st Class Certificate.


St Anne's Pink - Origins unknown.

Pink flowers, very hardy.


St Augustine - U.S.A.  1892.

Discovered near St Augustine, Florida by Mrs J.L. Gardener.

Blue flowers, supposedly similar to 'Schonbrunn'.


Steel Blue - J. J. Kettle, Corfe Mullen (Dorset) UK. 1928.

No description available.


Subcarnea - Origins unknown.

No description available.


Sulphurea -   The name refers to V. odorata var. sulfurea  -  Rouy et Foucard,  Fl. de Fr. iii 26 (1896)

The name is allowed as it has been in existence for over one hundred years.

The description is somewhat ambiguous; it is known as the 'Sweet Yellow Violet'  which

it is not on either count.  It was discovered in a hedgerow by a postman from Indre at the end of the 19th century, and is best described by Armand Millet who describes it as having “ citron yellow flowers with a chamois throat.”  Hardy, with deep green foliage.


Sweet Petite Blue - Introduced by Edith Pawla, Capitola (California) U.S.A.

Date unknown.

A very compact plant with small, fragrant deep-blue flowers.


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