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Heart's Ease (Viola tricolor)

My favourite edible flower - delicate petals of purple, cream and yellow to decorate salads and puddings.
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100 seeds

5 seedlings (200748-5)

10 seedlings (200748-10)

5 seedlings

3 x 9cm pots (510439-3)

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Perennial (grown as an annual)
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
Almost all year.
Height
15cm (6in)
Group/Species
tricolor
Common name
Heartsease
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Part Shade
Spread
15cm (6in)
Cultivation
Sow under cover in seed trays or gutters in March and September. Direct sow April-August.

Description

My favourite edible flower – delicate petals of purple, cream and yellow to decorate salads and puddings. Can be sown and grown almost any month of the year.

Care Tips

Deadhead or pick regularly to prolong flowering and maintain a compact shape. If plants become leggy, a mid-season chop in July to 5cm above ground-level will help promote bushy re-growth.