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Viola Ice Babies
Viola Ice Babies
Viola Ice Babies
Viola Ice Babies
Viola Ice Babies
Viola Ice Babies
Viola Ice Babies

Viola 'Ice Babies'

Make a spectacle of your winter displays with this collection of premium violas
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Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
  • The winter-honed pansy variety Ice Babies (Viola cornuta) is particularly winter hardy
  • An abundant display in impressive colours ranging from dark-pink, to violet, yellow and dark bronze shades
  • Flowers from autumn and though winter reaching a crescendo of colour in spring
  • A gently tumbling habit makes them ideal for bedding or winter decoration in containers
  • Supplied as a collection of 12 mixed plug plants
12 x Plug Plants - Item: 400965
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Product Description

A profusely blooming new viola mix in the widest range of bold and bright colours! This collection features 3 each of Blue, Scarlet, White and Yellow Frost all offering beautiful tones from dark pink to bronze.

Viola plants will brighten your beds, borders and planters - the ideal plant for hanging baskets and patio containers. Some can even be used to splash colour into your winter displays. Violas are so versatile and year in, year out, their cheerful exuberance make them the nation's favourite.

'Ice Babies' has a gently mounding habit which makes it a variety ideal for containers where the blooms will spill gently over the sides creating an enchantingly delightful display.

Flowering from autumn and though winter, they’ll reach a crescendo of colour in the spring, providing you with 3 season's worth of vibrance, especially during those cold, dark months where there's little else to bring excitement to the garden. Who’d have thought you could have wonderful hanging basket displays adorning the front of your house through the middle of winter?

Suppled as a collection of 12 plug plants ready for potting up and growing on or for planting straight into containers and baskets.

What Is Supplied

Item 400965 supplied as:

Suppled as a collection of 12 plug plants ready for potting up and growing on or for planting straight into containers and baskets. Flowers October - May. H15cm x W15cm

Plant Information

Top Tips

A fantastic trailing viola!

Care Guide

Planting Advice for your Viola

  • Unpack plugs immediately and stand them in water for an hour.
  • If you can’t do this, they can sit in their mini greenhouse for a week if upright and not too wet.
  • Plugs may be slightly dry or yellow after being in a dark box in the post, but they’ll quickly recover.
  • Put them somewhere warm, light and airy such as a windowsill or greenhouse.
  • When potting on, handle plugs carefully. Pot on using our 9cm pots in Shuttle Trays, using good multi-purpose compost.
  • Alternatively plant straight into baskets and grow on for a week or two before hanging up.
  • Give your plants a good water initially, then only when the top compost starts to dry. They don’t like to be left in standing water.
  • Plant approx. 20cm (8in) apart to allow them room to grow.
  • Feed using a high-potash feed such as Blooming Fast Superior Soluble Fertiliser for Flowers & Fruits, to encourage flowering.
  • Dead head when flowers fade to encourage more flowers.


Aftercare advice for Viola:

  • Regular maintenance and watering are essential to grow fabulous baskets that last the whole season.
  • Check and water baskets every day in summer, (unless the compost is wet).
  • Aim to keep the compost moist but not soggy and avoid wetting the foliage and flowers.
  • From March to June, apply a general-purpose liquid fertiliser once a week.


Pruning and Trimming advice for violas:

  • Deadhead and trim your plants regularly to maintain shape and encourage new flowers.
  • Do not allow plants to set seed.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
Planting Time
Flowering Time
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
15cm
15cm

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I buy a lot from garden bargains and normally good. Unfortunately this time the majority of the plants have died. Just waiting to see if the last couple survive
Review Submitted: 19/09/2021 - 09:35:03
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Very happy with condition of plants some in flower never have any problem
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Nice condition very pleased
Review Submitted: 16/09/2021 - 10:21:23
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The plug plants looked dead on arrival, now slowly dying, no life at all in them.
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Poor quality, just carried on dying, looked terrible in the box, planted in new compost, after soaking for a while, no change, if this was the hospital, would be calling them 12 John Doe.
Review Submitted: 14/09/2021 - 09:25:19
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viola plants failed by 50% would not have again
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50% failure rate of plants
Review Submitted: 14/09/2021 - 09:55:50
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Plants were past best cramed into container and died in spite of care. Take more care packing and shipping. Lesson learned do not order live plants.
Review Submitted: 14/09/2021 - 11:05:00
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very good plants and delivery. would certainly buy again especially at the price
Review Submitted: 14/09/2021 - 11:10:01
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The plugs arrived and were all intact. Planted immediately into hanging basket in fresh compost! Watered daily, However, teeny tiny flowers on a couple, the rest look very sad, and posdibly will die! I will try to remain hopeful, but SOooo NOT like the advertised picture!!
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Plugs arrived intact. Planted out into hanging basket immediately with fresh compost. Watered daily. Very sad display, just a couple of teeny tiny flowers. The rest are struggling to thrive. Dont think they will make it! Deffo NOT like the advertised picture! Sadly.
Review Submitted: 14/09/2021 - 11:22:32
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Once again excellent service. Kept up to date with delivery details. Flowers were in superb condition and are doing well
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Always very pleased with the plants and service I get growing well .
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Lovely plants good service as usual
Review Submitted: 14/09/2021 - 17:14:02
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Arrived in perfect condition and looking very healthy
Review Submitted: 14/09/2021 - 18:45:00
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Delivery was as promised but the quality of some of the plugs was very poor. Planted as instructed and still waiting for some favourable results. I've become quite disillusioned as, after a great start with Garden Bargains over the past few years most of my purchases over the last 18 months have produced nothing and been very disappointing.
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still waiting for some display so rather disappointing.
Review Submitted: 14/09/2021 - 20:28:11
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Viola 'Ice Babies'
Viola 'Ice Babies'
12 x Plug Plants
Item: 400965
Only £14.99
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