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Viola x cornuta 'Tiger Eye Red' F1

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.
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30 seeds

5 jumbo seedlings

10 jumbo seedlings

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Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Perennial (grown as an annual)
Position
Container Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
September - June
Height
15cm (6in)
Group/Species
cornuta
Common name
Viola
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Part Shade
Spread
15cm (6in)
Cultivation
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.

Description

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.

Care Tips

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.