«Flame» - Organic Viola Seeds
A orange and purple viola with a mild sweet, ’green’ flavour. These violas are very easy to grow and flower for much of the year. Violas are popular edible flowers as the whole flower may be eaten.
Organic Viola «Flame»A orange and purple viola with a mild sweet, ’green’ flavour. These violas are very easy to grow and flower for much of the year. Violas are popular edible flowers as the whole flower may be eaten.
They have a wide range of culinary uses and are most commonly used to decorate cakes and desserts. Violas are ideal for sugaring and beautiful when scattered over salads or used as a garnish to sweet and savoury dishes.
How to GrowViolas are cool weather plants. Although they thrive in the full sun, it’s the light and not the heat that they require. Cooler autumn and spring temperatures are ideal. Higher temperatures can be off-set with mulch and diligent watering. Enrich the soil with leaf mould or well-rotted organic matter such as manure, added to the flower bed in the spring.
For autumn bedding, plant out your plug plants from mid September to early October, depending on the size of the plants acquired. Grow on plants indoors until they reach 8 to 10 cm in height at which point they’re ready to plant out. To plant out in a pot, choose a container which is 30 cm deep. The pots should be positioned in the semi shade.
For upright violas, dig an individual hole for each plant with a trowel, deep enough to comfortably fit the root ball without bending or breaking the roots. Place plant in hole and fill back in keeping the base of the stem at soil level and gently firm down. Water generously and feed regularly. Keep a 10 cm gap between plants.
To plant out a trailing viola, fill the container up to three quarters with multipurpose compost. Carefully remove the plant from its tray or pot and place it in position. Fill the container back in with soil and gently firm down. Water in generously. Always keep container plants well watered and fed.