You can plant viola in your herb garden, or any garden. Does great in a pot, or directly in the ground. It is an old fashioned perennial plant, that has been a favorite for some time. Its other name is Johnny Jump Up, and produces what looks like miniature pansy type flowers. They come in many shades of purples, yellows, and white. A very cheerful flower to have around. It blooms from spring until the fall. They look great in borders or flowerbeds, rock gardens, etc. Violas are hardy in zones 4-9.
In the kitchen, violas are edible so bring a fun addition to certain dishes, like salads. They bring added texture and color as garnishes. Just pretty to put on a plate of tea cookies or sandwiches.
Making little bouquets in tiny vases is fun too with these very sweet little flowers.