Viola 'Sorbet Honeybee' F1
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|Sow Under Cover|
- Perennial (grown as an annual)
- Container Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- February - November
- 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.
Mahogany flowers have long been some of my favourites and particularly when that colour is brightened and heightened by gold as it is in this beautiful pansy, ‘Sorbet Honeybee’. The more you pick for the vase or to scatter over salads, the more this flowers. Sow in spring for summer picking or summer, to have it in pots in late into autumn and early in spring.
Both leaves and flowers of violas are edible and can be used to add flavour, colour and texture to salads. The flowers can also be used as edible garnishes to cakes.
Pick the flowers and scatter them onto salads.
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.