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Another new, and I'm confident, life-long favourite. A spring flowering viola in copper to peach and apricot. Its stems are long enough for picking and it makes the perfect filler for a series of mini table centre pots. I absolutely love this. It’s sweet yet stylish and its flowers are edible. Passionately recommended.

Genus Viola
Group/Species cornuta
Variety Apricot Antique F1
Type Perennial (grown as an annual)
Common Name Viola
Border Position Container Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Lightly scented
Site Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 15cm (6in)
Spacing 15cm (6in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow indoors spring or autumn. Once seedlings emerge, pot on and move to a cooler position before planting out into fertile, well-drained soil and watering well. Ideal for containers and edging paths to soften the edges.
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 May-July and/or September-November (spring sowings will give flowers during early summer, whilst summer and autumn sowings will bloom later)
Vase Life Sear stem ends in boiling water for 10 seconds.
Harvesting Flower production: up to 8 months
Cooking Notes Edible flowers – ideal for decorating salads and puddings. Harvest and use straight away or store in a Tupperware-ware box or plastic bag in the fridge but take care not to bruise them.
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  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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