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Characteristics: Perennial often grown as an annual 20 cm
Seeds per packet: 100
An old viola with large 5 cm circular flowers in rich deep velvety purple with a darker bluish surround, darker veins and a yellow eye. A large pansy leaf with a strong stem. Use as a groundcover, in borders and rockery, in baskets, containers and tubs.
Tropical: Late Summer and Autumn.
Temperate: Late Summer and Autumn.
Cool climate: Late Summer and Autumn or Early Spring.
Sow: 6 mm deep
Best sown in trays and transplant when large enough to handle avoiding excessive root disturbance, approx. 6 weeks.
Plant in a well-drained soil in a sunny position.
Plant space: 20 cm
Germination: 21-28 days
Flowering: 15 Weeks
Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.
Prefers a rich moist well-drained soil in a protected sunny to partial shade position.