Nothing remarkable BUT this is the THIRD time following a Chelsea chop or equivalent that this plant has produced a fresh flush of new blooms.
Each stem is in flower for about three weeks, then they are deadheaded and tops OF STEMS are cut/pinched back to a lower level in order to encourage another flush of blooms, perhaps not as many as the first or second but still good value for the eye to enjoy.
The blooms when fully open, are scented as well so ideal for a window box or high container to be able to get your nose right up to the blooms and breathe in the delicate fragrance which typifies this type of viola.
Unless a plant sold as a violetta has a “ distinct sweet “ perfume then it cannot be judged to be a true violetta according to horticultural definition .It is should compact with blooms held on study upright stalks. (the attachments clearly illustrate this point)
Only a few separate colours exist and sadly most suppliers of plants do not specify the distinction in their lists for sale, most keep them in the bedder section, which I feel is a pity as I think once the general public realised how delightful these plants ,are and just how easy to grow and divide each year they would become far more popular.
These are from division of plants that I first obtained in 2007.
I divide each September, and then just plant these divisions in a fairly sheltered position in the garden spray a few times to prevent infestations of aphids and just let them get on with it.
Our Annual show has special classes for these cultivars shown in pots or vases. This is the ideal place to visit see and choose the ones you like best.
There is a special class for Rebecca with a trophy at the annual show given to remember the memory of Pauline Leigh who was a stalwart member for a large number of years, her two sons are still current members, having been with the Society for a large number of years.