Just like a warm berry pie in the cold months, these little Violas will be a welcome burst of colour for the senses, flowering over the late winter and early spring months.
Grandissimo Berry Pie.
Germination: 14-21 days
Flowering: 40-50 days
Sow: 3cm apart
Plant: 15cm apart
WHAT THEY LOVE
Light: Partial Shade, Full Sun
Soil: Moist but well-drained
Water: Once or twice a week in dry periods
Food: Every month during growing months
Snapdragons, Petunias, Primroses and Alyssum.
They are pretty ground covers, we love them under deciduous trees, and can be used alone or work great as companions.
Use violas to welcome in early spring with colour - among other edging plants, with spring bulbs, in containers, and mixed beds and borders. Sow to grow over-winter in a cold frame or undercover for spring flowers.
BRINGS TO YOUR GARDEN
Welcome bursts of colour
Great for pots and borders
Cut flowers regularly to extend the flowering season
MAKES FOR GREAT..
Eat the flowers in a salad. Use them for a cocktail garnish or to top a birthday cake.
Topically, violas are used as am infused oil, and salve for dry or chafed skin, abrasions, insect bites, eczema, varicose veins and haemorrhoids. It is cooling, soothing, and anti-inflammatory.