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Viola Cornuta, Horned Violet, Bambini Mix, untreated

£0.79

A wide variety of colors, some with bi-colored faces, and some with whiskers.

A very ornamental plant. If the plants are cut back after flowering they will flower again in late summer.

Easily grown in any fertile soil in full sun or partial shade. Prefers a well-drained moisture-retentive soil. Tolerates sandstone and limestone soils but becomes chlorotic if the pH is too high. Prefers a pH between 6 and 6.5.

All members of this genus have more or less edible leaves and flower buds, though those species with yellow flowers can cause diarrhoea if eaten in large quantities.

 Edible uses

Young leaves and flower buds - raw or cooked. When added to soup they thicken it in much the same way as okra.
Flowers - raw.
A tea can be made from the leaves.
 
 

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