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Viola ordorata'Alba' £4.00

(9cm pot coming soon)

 

Fragrant white parma violets. Flowers between February and April. Prefers full sun or partial shade in moist, well-drained, fertile soil. Grows to a height of around 15cm with a spread of 30cm. Hardy. Semi-evergreen.

 

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Viola sororia 'Freckles' £4.00

(9cm pot available now)

 

Pale blue flowers speckled dark blue. Dark-green foliage. Flowers from April to July. Prefers partial shade in moist, well-drained, fertile soil. Has a height of 15cm and spread of 50cm. Dies back in winter. Hardy. Deciduous.

 

Viola sororia 'Albiflora' £3.25 

(9cm pot coming soon)

 

Large flowered white compact variety. Dark green, glossy leaves. Flowers between April and May. Prefers partial shade in moist, well-drained, fertile soil. Grows to a height of 20cm and spread of around 30cm. Hardy. Deciduous.

Viola ordorata 'Sulphurea' £3.25

(9cm post coming soon)

 

Scarce pale yellow form of the sweet violet. Flowers between February and April. Grow in any moist or well drained, fertile soil in full sun or partial shade. Reaches a height of 20cm with a spread of aroun 30cm. Hardy. Semi-evergreen.

 

Violas are really easy to grow and provide excellent ground cover during the spring and summer months. These perennial plants are hardy and extremely weather-resistant. They grow in compact mounds and produce many flower-heads which provide an impressive floral display.

 

Violas prefer rich, open soil and cool conditions. They will grow in clay soil as long as compost has been used to break up the clay. If you have sandy soil, add compost to ensure moisture retention. Violas in general prefer full sun or partial shade; they will not tolerate full shade. Regular deadheading will ensure a longer flowering season. If planting violas in pots, ensure that the pots are deep.

 

Violas can be susceptible to attack from aphids, slugs and snails and will need regular watering in long periods of dry, hot weather.