A native perennial with well-known aromatic blue flowers, violets can be found growing in areas shaded by trees and have long been used to treat coughs and skin conditions.
- Edible flowers
- Early flowering
- Medicinal herb
It is always a joy to see the little violet emerge early in the year and folklore says gathering the first violet in spring brings your dearest wish. The flowers, with their distinctive perfume, are used medicinally, for herb pillows, cakes and baking.
- Height: 10-30cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun/shade
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: Purple
- Flowering period: March-April
This lovely little herb naturally grows in woodlands and hedgerows where it enjoys some shade and rich moist soils that are well drained and this wants to be replicated in the garden. It slowly spreads and can eventually produce a carpet of violet flowers in early spring for areas under deciduous trees and shrubs. It can be grown in containers, especially ones with larger plants already growing, where its roots won’t get too wet and sodden over the winter.
Herbs are usually dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays via a 24hr courier service, within 2-4 days of placing your order. Please note that at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
1 - 24 herbs - £5.60
25+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.