Viola is a genus of over 500 species in the family Violaceae. They can be found all over the world, but most of them are in the temperate areas of the northern hemisphere. Violas are one of the most popular flowers, well known for their charming fragrant blooms and heart-shaped leaves. They are suitable for the front of borders and beds, as well as in containers.
Meaning: English name “Violet” is derived from the Latin “viola”, which means “violet flower” or “violet color”. In the Middle Ages, Monks called them the “Herb of the Trinity” because of their three primary colors – purple, yellow and green.
Symbolism: Violet symbolizes innocence, modesty and true, everlasting love. It can also symbolize faith, spirituality, mysticism and remembrance.