Fragrant violet "Dancing Geisha"
Among violets, there are many very attractive varieties with an unusual color, but varieties with original leaves are much less common. Not surprisingly, the Dancing Geisha viola (Dancing Geisha), among which the beauty of foliage is not inferior to bewitching flowers, is ranked among the best varieties of garden violets.
Fragrant violet (Víola odoráta) - herbaceous perennial plant of the family Violet (Violáceae) Fragrant violet is also called "Garden violet."
“Dancing Geisha” is a variety of violets that has earned its elegant name with extraordinary beauty and a mesmerizing game of textures. This is a unique resistant variety, in which both flowers and leaves seem precious, tucked up by silver dust.
Unusual colors make this pink-flowered beauty with dark leaves fashionable and modern, offer to bring to the composition the perfection of extravagant, albeit tiny plants, which seem to be created by the hand of craftswomen, and not by mother nature.
In height, the variety “Dancing Geisha” will not exceed 20 cm, but the abundance of flowers and the density of greens stand out from its competitors. This variety of violets offers to enjoy the beauty of carved foliage, sheltered by a silver-gray ceiling on top of a rather dark, muted emerald color.
The luminous effect of the leaves and their special texture only reinforce the silvery veins. The unusual filigree of the leaves and the unique cold color of the greens make the modest plant an instantly eye-catching accent, unusual and as if artificial. But the texture of greenery is just a “preview” of the main miracle, delicate watercolor flowers of an unusual shape.
The plant blooms at the very beginning of spring, when luminous and weightless flowers, similar to curious heads, with rounded petals and a pretty dark eye open up over a mass of bluish leaves. Petals are unusually stacked on top of each other, creating a feeling of “twisting” in a spiral. Color - light cold violet-blue, almost periwinkle hue, the saturation is different on different flowers, which gives the whole viola a water color. Dancing Geisha's flowers are very fragrant.
Violet of this variety is a fairly unpretentious plant and, despite all its daring beauty, is hardy. "Dancing Geisha" can be grown both in open soil and in pots. But it needs to be placed in the foreground, so that it can be enjoyed enough.