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Viola tricolor (Heartsease) Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Heartsease (Viola tricolor) Herb in 9cm Pot 

Heartsease or Viola tricolor or  is a delightful wild flower that can grow up to 12cm tall, and spread about the same. Heartsease is also known commonly as wild pansy or Johnny Jump up, preferring light, well-drained soil and a partially sunny site, Hartsease will produce beautiful 3-petaled blooms in a variable pattern of purple, lavender and yellow, from April to September, giving an extended show of colour.  Once established Heartsease will self seed happily and naturalise an area of garden or wooded area over time.

Herb Usage

Viola tricolor or Heartsease has been traditionally used in herbal medicine for treating epilepsy, bronchitis, asthma, and cold symptoms, skin diseases, and eczema. The delightful little flowers can be used in salads, set in to jellies, crytalise or candy to decorate your summer puddings and cakes. 

Buy Heartsease Online

Our potted Heartsease herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.

Viola tricolor (Heartsease) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Purple
Height 15cm
Spread 20cm
Latin Name Viola tricolor
Hardiness RHS rating H5 - Hardy - Cold winter
Culinary Edible Flowers
Scented Flowers
Medicinal/Cosmetic Herbal medicine
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Spring
Special Features Naturalising
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal
  • 5

    Posted by Sarah Brookes on 14th Apr 2021

    Beautiful healthy plants. Larger than expected. Already planted and growing brilliantly.

  • 5
    lovely plants

    Posted by Christine Herbert on 7th Aug 2017

    well packed, no complaints