Viola 'Ferndale'

£4.75
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.

See full plant description below.

Plant Details

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 supplied established in pots. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.