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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


Commonly known as Violet

The pansy and violet family.

Genus of about 500 species of annuals, biennials, evergreen, semi-evergreen and deciduous perennials and a few deciduous subshrubs.

They are found in various habitats in temperate regions worldwide.

The commonest UK violet is V. riviniana, the common dog-violet. The sweet violet, V. odorata, is our only fragrant violet. Populations, especially in the north and west, are thought to be non-native - often garden escapes.

Chief representatives of the pansy are V. arvensis, field pansy and V. tricolor, wild pansy.

Further Reading....

  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - annuals, biennials, evergreen, semi evergreen and deciduous perennials and a few deciduous subshrubs
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - slugs, snails. aphids, red spider mites. Leaf spot,possibly mosaic viruses, rust and powdery mildew
  • Place of origin - temperate regions worldwide
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus rich

Buy Varieties of VIOLA

VIOLA labradorica 'Purpurea'

VIOLA labradorica 'Purpurea'  >

Commonly known as: Alpine violet, Labrador violet.
Dark purplish-green leaves. Excellent in a woodland garden where it will become invasive
individually £11.00 each, 3+ £9.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

VIOLA odorata

VIOLA odorata  >

Commonly known as: Garden violet, Sweet violet.
Dark blue and sweet smelling violet
individually £11.00 each, 3+ £9.00 each
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Available again FEBRUARY 2021 - fresh stock in late winter/early spring

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