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Beautiful velvet flowers that never stop coming. I grow this with lettuce (its flowers are edible) and in containers – it does brilliantly in both.

Genus Viola
Group/Species cornuta
Variety Martin
Type Perennial
Common Name Pansy, Heartsease
Border Position Ground Cover (Scattered)
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Site Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 15cm (6in)
Spacing 15cm (6in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Prefers cool, protected, partial shade, especially in summer months with moist, but free draining soil or compost. Ideal edging a border or in a container.
Care Tips Incorporate a slow-release fertiliser or give a balanced liquid feed every 2-3 weeks. Deadhead or pick regularly to prolong flowering and maintain a compact shape. If plants become leggy, a mid-season chop in July to 5cm (2in) above ground-level will help promote bushy re-growth.
Flowering April - July (should flower again into autumn if cut back)
Cooking Notes These flowers are edible, and are fantastic on top of a salad or as a cake decoration.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Viola x cornuta 'Martin' reviews

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Reviewed 3rd August 2019 by Julie

They have grown well and keep flowering.The service was good as always.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mhairi

As always, first class plants and excellent service

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Colin

All the viola plants developed well and continue to flower profusely..All three varieties of plants were treated in the same way, potted up and placed in my cold frame. The Geraniums have performed to the same high standard as that of the violas.I shall probably purchase more violas and geraniums from you next year. However the Heleniums did not look happy on arrival and eventually rotted and had to be thrown away.

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Vanessa

What an absolutely amazing plant! I have to say they that when they first arrived I wasn’t sure how they would perform as they were small in size but very healthy looking. After initial planting they established really and slowly but surely the first blooms appeared - delicate in nature but an absolutely stunning range of purple shades. Even now towards the end of November I still have plenty of colour in my pots! I couldn’t be more thrilled and will definitely be ordering more next year without hesitation.

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Reviewed 18th November 2018 by Elmari

bought some last year and have added some more, worth it for something so dainty that can survive the scottish winter

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Kate

When they arrived they were beautiful,however through no fault of yours,they have disappeared

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Reviewed 13th October 2018 by Jill

Arrived quickly flowered well

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Reviewed 25th September 2018 by Sandra

First time I have bought these and they were amazing, vibrant colour and wonderful with Biden.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Sally

Easy and long flowering. Happily overwintered in sheltered area of garden

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Aileen

Not particularly healthy on arrival.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Sandra

good healthy cuttings .bushed out well. now lifted and in greenhouse

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Isabel

They didn’t really take off.

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Helen

As always with Sarah Raven, the service was of a very high standard - staff helpful, pleasant and polite. This particular flower has performed well, flowering intermittently throughout the summer.

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Mrs McSwiney

These did not do too well but I am sure it was because of the dry season and the fact they were planted beneath a rather strongly growing plant which took sunlight and nutrition away from the violas

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Colin

The plugs were in good order when received and have made excellent plants. They have been used in a container this summer and will be transferred to a small border shortly and hopefully they will perfom well next year.