Viola tricolor: wild pansy, Viola the tricolor, heart's ease, heart's delight, tickle-my-fancy
Plant annual (or short-lived perennial, evergreen), herbaceous, multibranched, height 15-25 cm.
Leaves toothed, wide, lanceolate.
Flowers colored (violet light or dark, white, yellow, pale blue, cream etc.) with 5 petals.
It blooms from late spring until early autumn.
They prefer wet but well-drained soil, acid or neutral and partial or deep shade .pH 6 - 6.5.
It can be used as an herb in traditional medicine.
Parts of plant are used in cooking (soups or cakes, biscuits, etc.)
Planted in borders, beds or in pots.
Suitable for cut flowers.