Elaine Quin is a lovely alpine plant producing a profusion of scented, marbled purple cream flowers, above clumps of dark green, heart shaped leaves.
Perennial violas look a lot like their cousins, pansies. But, perennial violas offer the benefit of coming back year after year, adding early-season color to the garden, as well as lots of curb appeal first thing in the season when relatively few other plants bloom. Perennial violas bloom in a wide range of colors, and have a soft, old-fashioned feel that makes them ideal for use in cottage gardens. Because these spring flowers are low growing, they're excellent choices for the front of the border or lining walkways