Viola tricolor

heartsease

approx 75 seeds £1.99 Buy
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: any well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April to September
  • Flower colour: purple, lavender-blue, white or yellow with dark purple upper petals
  • Hardiness: hardy annual

    Dainty, small-headed pansies in shades of purple, violet, cream and yellow, appear in profusion for a long period throughout the summer. The flowers of this annual or short-lived perennial are edible and can be used to garnish puddings or add to salads. Perfect plant for the woodland garden, they also make very pretty addition to posies. If the flowers are left on the plant they will self-seed freely, otherwise pick them regularly to encourage more to form.

  • Garden care: Early sowings can be done in a cold frame, into trays of good seed compost and gradually hardened off before planting out. Alternatively sow directly into a well-prepared seed bed. Gently thin the seedlings out to 15cm apart when they are large enough to handle.

  • Sow: March - May or August - September

  • Flowering: May - October

  • Approximate quantity: 75 seeds.

Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea'

lesser periwinkle

Delicious dark damson-purple flowers

£5.99 Buy

Aubretia 'Purple Cascade' (Cascade Series)

aubretia F1

A very free-flowering variety

£1.79 Buy

Myosotis sylvatica

forget-me-not

Very happy in partial shade

£2.49 Buy
 

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