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Viola Sorbet Blueberry Cream 'Pas211786' (Sorbet Series)

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Characteristics

Plant type

Annual/Biennial or Bedding

Habit

Clump-forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Cream, Purple and Pale Purple in Spring and Winter

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

1-2 years


Preferred common name

pansy [Sorbet Blueberry Cream]

Family

Violaceae


Viola can be annuals, biennials or deciduous or evergreen perennials, with simple or pinnately lobed leaves and 5-petalled flowers of characteristic shape

SORBET BLUEBERRY CREAM is a compact small flowered bedding viola to 15cm, with pale violet flowers, the lower petals cream flushed yellow with dark violet rays

Other common names

  • pansy 'Sorbet Blueberry Cream'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Neutral or Alkaline
  • Loam, Clay or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in late winter or early spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Garden Edging, Ground Cover or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering

Pests

May be attacked by slugs, snails, aphids, glasshouse red spider mite, violet gall midge

Diseases

May be subject to powdery mildews, pansy leaf spot, a virus and a rust