All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Viola 'Ferndale'


Plant Information

Aspect: Full Shade
Aspect: Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Moist But Well-Drained
Colour: White
Colour: Blue

Sorry, sold out, but we are growing more so check again in a few weeks.

A pretty double flowered parma violet discovered by Rob Peace in Australia. White but delicately specked with blue with a good scent.

Grows well in semi-shade or Full Shade with free draining, fertile soil.

Height: 20cm


Parma violets flower in winter and early spring. They were extensively grown for the cut flower market in France, the flowers are also edible and are ideal for crystallisation. They belong to the more exotic branch of the violet family, first appearing in Italy, in the 16th century. They are reputedly not as fully hardy as sweet violets, although we have not had any trouble bringing them through the winter in Buckinghamshire. If in doubt, plant in a pot or container that can be brought into a cold greenhouse or cold frame. They will even do well on a windowsill.

Common name(s): Parma violet



  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
  • For a limited time we are offering free delivery for orders over £50.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.