Viola – Bambini Mix (100 Seeds) - Viola cornuta

 

  • Mixed coloured flowers
  • Biennial 15cm 
  • Edible
  • Good for beds and containers
  • Bee-friendly

 

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.

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    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:

     

    Method:

    Raise seedlings

    Sowing Depth:

    6 mm

    When:

    Spring and autumn

    Germination:

    7-12 days @ 17-21°C

    Hardiness / Life Cycle:

    Hardy Perennial (short-lived)

    Row Spacing:

    20 cm

    Plant Spacing:

    15 cm

    Plant Height:

    60 cm

    Position:

    Full sun to part shade, moist well drained soil

    Days to Maturity/Flowering:

    90-110 days

     

    *Notes: Protect from aphids. Cut spent flowers to prolong flowering.

 

    Viola – Bambini Mix (100 Seeds)

    $3.00Price
      • Our seeds are sourced locally, well adapted to Macedon Ranges environment

      • Our seed varieties are open-pollinated

      • No GMO's

      • 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