Viola "Heartsease" is sweet tasting and beautiful to look at
Viola "Heartsease" is sweet tasting and beautiful to look atViola HeartseaseViola "Heartsease"Brie with violasCrystalised Viola flowers are perfect for decorating any sweet dish

Sow: March to May, or August to September

Flowers: April to October

Where:  Grow in a sunny spot.  In flower beds, borders, vegetable patches, containers or indoors.

How many seeds?  Average 150 seeds

Viola ‘Heartsease’

A dainty viola which looks like a miniature pansy with five petals which are predominantly purple with some white and yellow. Viola tricolor is an easy to grow, hardy annual and a common wild flower of Europe.  The whole flower is edible and has a mild sweet,’green’ flavour.  These violas are very easy to grow and flower for much of the year.  They have a wide range of culinary uses and are most commonly used to decorate cakes and desserts.  Violas are ideal for sugaring and beautiful when scattered over salads or used as a garnish to sweet and savoury dishes. These are great value as they readily seed themselves around the garden.

Edible Flower Pack includes:-
Heartsease Viola Seeds
Growing & Harvesting Viola Instructions
Viola Eating Guide
Viola Recipe Leaflet
Edible Flower Recipe Cards incl:
How to crystallise edible flowers
How to make floral ice bowls and cubes
Plant Label

Refill Packs include:-Flower Seeds only

(If you would like to try more than one variety of viola then it is best to buy one Information Pack with seed & then a few refill packs from different coloured violas – this will avoid you paying for duplicated information)



Additional Information

Growing Location

Vegetable Gardens, Containers, Borders & beds, Small gardens, Woodlands, Wildlife garden, Hanging baskets

Growing Condition

Full sun, Part shade


Salads, Decoration & garnishes, Hot drinks, Cold drinks, Cakes & desserts, Savoury cooking, Oils & vinegars, Sugars & syrups

Sowing month

March, April, May, August, September

Flowering month

April, May, June, July, August, September, October




Purple, Mixed

Suitable For..

Great for bees

Type of packet

Seed & Recipe Pack, Seed Refill Pack

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