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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
pansy [Sorbet Blueberry Cream]
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
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade
Propagate by seed sown in late winter or early spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Garden Edging Ground Cover
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Cut back after flowering
Pests May be attacked by slugs, snails, aphids, glasshouse red spider mite, violet gall midge
May be subject to powdery mildews, pansy leaf spot, a virus and a rust
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