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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.

Genus Viola tricolor
Variety Heartsease
Type Hardy Annual
Border Position Front
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 10-15cm (4-6in)
Spacing Plant out when seedlings are about 2.5cm (1in) tall, 15cm (6in) apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover in seed trays or gutters in March and September. Direct sow April-August.
Care Tips Will self-sow.
Flowering Almost all year.
Vase Life This should last 7-10 days in a vase.
Harvesting Flower production: 4 months - keep picking and they will keep flowering.
Cooking Notes These flowers are edible, and are fantastic on top of a salad or as a cake decoration.
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 tricolor 'Hearts Ease' reviews

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Beautiful little flowers

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Reviewed 16th July 2017 by Emily Bryan

Really very easy to grow and they look so pretty in my terracotta bowl. I will certainly be using them in salads, simply gorgeous.