Viola – Bambini Mix (100 Seeds) - Viola cornuta
- Mixed coloured flowers
- Biennial 15cm
- Good for beds and containers
Violas are a source of vitamins A and C, nutrients with antioxidant-like properties to strengthen the immune system, boost collagen production within the skin, and defend the cells against damage inflicted by external environmental aggressors. The flowers also contain anthocyanins, pigments that give the petals their coloured appearance and have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties to lower blood pressure and protect against disease.
The entire flower can be consumed and is a favoured edible garnish, sprinkled over salads, soups, fruit bowls, dips, and soft cheeses, or strategically placed on pasta, seafood, sandwiches, appetizers, and other main dishes for added aesthetic. Violas can also be used to accent desserts such as cakes, scones, sorbets, crème Brulee, cookies, puddings, and tarts, or they can be lightly cooked into syrups, jams, and jellies. When used for desserts, some chefs crystallize the flowers with egg whites and sugar to create a glistening, crisp consistency. Beyond culinary preparations, Violas are popular garnishes for cocktails, teas, and iced beverages.
How to sow and grow:
Spring and autumn
7-12 days @ 17-21°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle:
Hardy Perennial (short-lived)
Full sun to part shade, moist well drained soil
Days to Maturity/Flowering:
*Notes: Protect from aphids. Cut spent flowers to prolong flowering.
Viola – Bambini Mix (100 Seeds)
Our seeds are sourced locally, well adapted to Macedon Ranges environment
Our seed varieties are open-pollinated
Non chemically treated
Grown in Australian Certified Organic soil, Chemical free spray free
Hand-harvest in season
High germination success. Tested seasonally
Please store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or a cool, dry place, away from heat and direct sunlight