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  • sweet violet
  • Eventual height: 0.2m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Viola odorata

sweet violet

£2.49
Pot size approx 50 seeds
approx 50 seeds
Quantity

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: February to March
  • Flower colour: violet-blue
  • Other features: sweetly scented cut-flowers
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Sweetly scented, violet-blue, edible flowers from February to March and heart-shaped, bright green leaves. Sweet violets are perfect for naturalising in a shady woodland garden or shrub border in moist, well-drained, humus-rich soil. Much loved by Victorian dandies, the exquisitely scented blooms make delightful cut-flower posies, are excellent when chrystallised, add an exotic-looking touch to the salad bowl and can be used to adorn cakes, desserts and iced drinks.

  • Garden care: Keep the seeds chilled until they can be sown. Early sowings can be done in a cold frame, into trays of good seed compost and gradually hardened off before planting out. Alternatively sow directly into a well-prepared seed bed. Gently thin the seedlings out to 15cm apart when they are large enough to handle.

  • Sow: March - May or August - September

  • Flowering: May - October

  • Approximate quantity: 75 seeds.

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