PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).

Viola 'Bowles Black'
Viola 'Bowles Black'
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Type/Hardiness Herbaceous, Tender perennial, Annual, Hardy
Flowering period May-August
Height 8-12in/20-30cm
Light preference Shade or part shade
Soil preference Any, well drained
Sowing time/depth Autumn, Spring, Barely cover
A very pretty viola that is usually hard to come by, with flowers which are deepest midnight-blue to almost black, with deep yellow eyes. Although strictly speaking a hardy perennial, best treated as a half-hardy annual. The seeds gathered from these plants were fertilised when almost all other violas in the garden had been removed, and those that remained were at the other end of the garden, so although there is the possibility of some cross-pollination, this should be at a minimum, so most, if not all, should come true.
Sowing and/or growing instructions
Sow either direct in autumn or spring, or thinly in a pot of moist compost, covering with a fine layer of compost or vermiculite and storing in the fridge for three weeks, then move into a greenhouse at 58-65F (do not exclude light), potting on germinated seeds into individual pots of good quality, well drained compost. Acclimatise to outside conditions before planting out in final positions.
Seed
1 packet - 12 seeds £1.95

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