Viola cornuta 'Alba Group'

horned violet

2 litre pot
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Crinkled matts of fresh-green foliage send up long stems topped by pure-white, stylish violas with narrow petals like lopsided stars, more stars appear in September after a trim

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May to August
  • Flower colour: pure white
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Masses of subtly scented, pure white flowers from May to August and toothed, oval, fresh green leaves. This horned white violet is ideal for the front of a moist, well-drained border in sun or partial shade. Spreading in habit, the evergreen foliage should be cut back after flowering to maintain a neat, compact shape.

  • Garden care: To minimise the risk of fungal diseases always use new, sterilised compost for container plants. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering.


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