Viola cornuta 'Tiger Eye Red' F1
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|Sow Under Cover|
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Perennial (grown as an annual)
- Container Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- September - June
- 15cm (6in)
- Common name
- Moist but Well-drained
- Part Shade
- 15cm (6in)
- Sow in a warm place in spring, summer or autumn (avoid the hottest months as above 20°C can prevent germination). Cover seed lightly. Pot on seedlings individually and grow on in a cooler place. Plant out when roots have filled the pots or modules.
I hope I have not said it too often with the new introductions in this catalogue, but this truly is one of my favourite discoveries of our trials last year. I always loved Tiger's Eye stones as a girl and I love these sultry, exotic, glamorous viola flowers just as much.
They make some of the best-ever small table centre pot fillers, and are truly marvellous cut and arranged in mini glasses, for scattering all around the house. Prolifically cut-and-come-again, these keep on flowering for months at a stretch almost whenever you sow them.
Pick the flowers and scatter them onto salads.
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.