Viola Berry Pie

£2.50

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. 

BOTANICAL NAME
Viola cornuta

NICKNAME
Grandissimo Berry Pie.

QUANTITY
20 seeds

PLANT SIZE
Height: 15cm
Width: 30cm

CONTAINER SIZE
Width: 11cm

SOWING
Indoor: Feb-Mar
Outdoor: May-Sep

GROW TIME
Germination: 14-21 days
Flowering: 40-50 days

SPACING
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

COMPANION PLANTS
Snapdragons, Petunias, Primroses and Alyssum.

OUR TIPS
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
Pollinators
Welcome bursts of colour
Great for pots and borders

HARVESTING
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.

HEALTH BENEFITS
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.

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