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Herbaceous Perennial

Viola 'Sorbet Yellow Delight' (Sorbet Series)

pansy 'Sorbet Yellow Delight'

'Sorbet Yellow Delight' is a small-flowered pansy to 20cm, with sweetly scented rich yellow flowers, the lower petals with deep purple rays and an orange eye

Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Purple Yellow Green
Summer Purple Yellow Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Violaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

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

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Best grown in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Garden edging
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering

Pests

May be susceptible to slugs, snails, aphids and glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases

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

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