Viola 'Martin'

Beautiful velvet flowers which never stop coming. Grows brilliantly both in the garden and in containers. More
5 rooted cuttings 190389-5 £7.95 Delivery late March
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With beautiful velvet flowers which never stop coming. I grow this with lettuce (its flowers are edible) and in containers – it does brilliantly for both.

Genus Viola
Variety Martin
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Pansy, Heartsease
Border Position Front
Soil Type Neutral
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 15cm (6in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
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 Deadhead, or trim to prolong flowering into the autumn. Cut the plants back in autumn and give a mulch and feed. Beware of slugs and aphids - both are fond of Viola's.
Flowering April - October
Cooking Notes These flowers are edible, and are fantastic on top of a salad or as a cake decoration.
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  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Viola 'Martin' reviews

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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.