Exacum affine is also known as Persian Violet, Arabian Violet, or German Violet. It is part of the Gentianaceae family of plants. It is native to Yemen. Exacum affine is a biennial but sometimes treated as an annual. It has ovate dark green leaves. Exacum affine can grow to 30cm or 1ft. It flowers in the summer with fragrant, 5-petaled, pink, white, or purple flowers with a bright yellow center. It is an excellent outdoor plant in the ground and in containers and hanging baskets.
Plant Exacum affine in moist and fertile soil that is well-drained in full sun. Propagate from seed in spring. You can prune back after flowers are done andduring flowering season remove faded flowers. It is pest-free and disease-free therefore easy to maintain.