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Viola hybrida 'Rose Shades'

Pansy

Hardy Perennial

A delightful bushy, compact and free flowering variety in delicious rose shades. Each bloom has an attractive yellow eye and darker whiskers, plus the added bonus of a sweet fragrance. Ideal for planting in spring or summer borders and containers. Height: 15-25cm (6-10in).

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The crystallised petals are great decorations for cakes and cookies, or they can be added straight to green salads for an injection of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
patio, cottage gardens, alpine & rockery
Flowering Period:
February, March, April, May, June, July, August
Sowing Months:
January, February, March, July, August, September, December
Position:
sun or semi shade
    • 1 packet (30 Viola seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £3.99

Sow pansies and violas from spring to autumn on the surface of a good seed compost and gently firm down. Spring sowings will give flowers during early summer, whilst summer and autumn sowings will bloom the following winter or spring.

Place the seed tray in a propagator at a temperature of 15-20C (59-68F) or seal it inside a polythene bag. Keep the soil damp but not wet. Take care not to provide too high a temperature, as this can prevent germination. Do not exclude light as this aids germination which usually takes 14-21 days.


When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow them on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. When viola and pansy plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days. Transplant into well drained soil in baskets and containers outdoors in full sun or semi-shade. Over winter autumn sowings in a cold frame then plant out the following spring.

Feed and water frequently to promote an endless supply of flowers. Deadhead faded pansy flowers before they set seed to prolong the flowering period.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

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Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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Reviews
  1. Nice alternative to pansies

    By Mark Beardsell 05-08-2015

    Good rate of germination and decent plants are produced. The flowers are small and delicate - a nice alternative to big blousy pansies. Some variation in flower colour though from dark, almost black purple to mauve with entirely yellow sections.

    Natalie
    07-08-2015

    Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

  2. difficulty in germinating seeds

    By Margot Forrest 25-03-2011

    I have had problems germinating these seeds with either seeds not germinating or damping off after germination. This has happened with 2 separate packets of seeds bought at different times. I have not had similar problems with other viola seeds (Blue Shades) which germinated easily and survived to become strong seedlings.

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