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Common Name: Violet
Plant Family: Violaceae
4 in stock
Size/Qty: 10.5cm PotHardiness/minimum temperature: HardyPosition/ Situation: City gardens, small gardensSun/ Shade: Sun to Part ShadePlanting Style: cottageSuggested Use: Growing in PotsSeason of Interest: Spring to early summerScent: Scented FlowersFlower Colour: PurpleHeight: very low (less than 1ft)Habit/Shape: Running/spreadingSoil Type: Normal, well-drained but moisture retentiveSoil PH: No preferenceBee and Butterfly: BothCooking Use: Garnishing/ Flavouring dishes
A pretty little long-flowering perennial Viola with large deep purple flowers in summer. The flowers are edible and make a beautiful garnish. Likes moisture retentive soil in sun or part shade. Cut back after the first flush of flowers and feed and mulch with compost. This should prompt more flowers in a fe weeks. Trim back again in the spring. Lovely in pots and containers, and the flowers are edible.
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Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);
The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall