Plant of the week: Viola (Sorbet Series)
The Viola has been a popular bedding plant for many years now due to its colourful flower heads, ruggedness and versatility!
Flowering from September to May this strong performing and hardy plant is often chosen over its more popular rival, the Pansy. This is because it is less effected by tougher weather conditions.
Quick fact: Violas can withstand temperatures as low as -20c
Available in a range of colours the Viola will brighten up any garden. Another variety of Viola is the Teardrop series, known for its trailing nature which makes it ideal for baskets and containers, especially when planted with other more traditional upright varieties like the Sorbet series.
For best results gardeners should plant Violas in full or partial sun and remove dead heads.