Long-spurred, light violet flowers open over a long period in spring and early summer on vigorous cushions of lance-shaped leaves. Making superb naturalising specimens, these flowers are pollinated while they are open unlike many other violas species, which are self-fertilised without the flowers opening (cleistogamous). The seeds have an oily body which is attractive to ants who disperse the seeds. This plant gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
Sow immediately at any time onto preferably a soil-based compost, covering with fine grit to approximately their own depth. Germination MAY be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. but many seeds WILL NOT come up the year they are sown, needing winter chilling after sowing, and ONLY come up with natural spring germination.
Common name:Baby faces, Horned Violet, Pyrenean Violet, Tufted Pansy
Packet Content:35+ (Approx)