Unexpectedly, the birth flower for February is NOT the rose but the very pretty and petite violet.

Violets are bedded and potted plants and so popular that Americans spend over 111 millions dollars annually on flats of violas for their gardens and pathways. The Common Blue Violet is a stemless herbaceous perennial plant native to Eastern North America. It is known by a number of common names including Common Meadow Violet; Purple Violet; Woody Blue Violet; Hooded Violet; and Wood Violet.

The Viola Soria or Common Blue Violet is also the state flower of New Jersey! A common lawn or garden plant, the violet has been historically used for food and medicine!  This still holds true today.

The violet is absolutely beautiful when stemmed and used in as a Victorian nosegay; or used on an ornamental belt, dress or scarf compliment. Lightly fragrant, the violet is a champion when it is either an accent flower or to stand alone.  There is no fear that the violet can stand alone bloom!

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This post was created in collaboration with our advertising partner, Narcissus Florals & Gifts. For more great décor ideas or to place your fall flower order, call Narcissus at 732.281.0333 or stop by their beautifully decorated store in the Seacourt Pavilion on Bay Avenue in Toms River. Narcissus is available for wedding and event design. Please call to schedule your free consultation at your convenience.