30 seeds 157033 £5.95 Delivery late April
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THE prettiest new mix of small-flowered pansies, or violas in coppery browns, purples and muted colours.

Giving you edible and cut flowers as well as brilliant petite pot plants almost all year. I love it!

If you have ordered these seeds, we have had unforeseen delays and they will now be available late March. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Genus Viola
Group/Species cornuta
Variety Antique Shades F1
Type Perennial (grown as an annual)
Border Position Container Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
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 April - June (autumn-sown), August - October (spring-sown)
Harvesting Flower production: up to 7 months
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 cornuta 'Antique Shades' F1 reviews

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Reviewed 8th August 2019 by Kat

Lovely easy to grow Violas - flowered within a couple of weeks of planting out in May, and are still flowering now in August with regular dead heading and cutting back. Bees love them, very pleased.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Ward

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jennifer

Slightly unimpressed by the colour,wish you washy rather than muted.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Jones

As usual very good , arrived in great condition

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Catherine

Service exemplary. I plan to sow in a few months.