2008 AAS Cool Season Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Viola 'Skippy XL Plum-Gold' hybrid
National Winner
2008 AAS Cool Season Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Viola 'Skippy XL Plum-Gold' hybrid
National Winner
2008 AAS Cool Season Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Viola 'Skippy XL Plum-Gold' hybrid
National Winner
2008 AAS Cool Season Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Viola 'Skippy XL Plum-Gold' hybrid
National Winner

Viola 'Skippy XL Plum-Gold' hybrid
2008 AAS Cool Season Bedding Plant Award Winner

The flowers are uniquely designed with plum shades surrounding the golden centers (face), which contain radiating black lines affectionately called whiskers. The blooms are small, about 1-1/2 inches, but are not to be underrated. The number of blooms produced more than makes up for the size. ‘Skippy XL Plum-Gold’ won the AAS Award for its ability to grow a lavish number of blooms. In the North, plants can be expected to bloom beginning with spring to the heat of summer. In the South, a fall planting may provide flowering golden faces throughout the winter. The petite plants growing 6 to 8 inches tall and wide are highly recommended for combination planters. Gardeners can rely on ‘Skippy XL Plum-Gold’ to provide abundant blooms whether growing in containers, window boxes, an annual or perennial garden. ‘Skippy XL Plum-Gold’ may be a perennial in southern regions.

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Cool Season Bedding Plant Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Viola
Variety Name: 'Skippy XL Plum-Gold' hybrid
Genus: Viola
Species: cornuta
Year: 2008
Common Name: Viola
Type: Flowers from Seed
Breeder: Kieft Seeds Holland
Close Market Comparison: ‘Skippy Lavender/Yellow Face,’ ‘Panola Lavender’
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Biennial
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Habit: Upright
Plant Height: Short: Under 10"
Garden Spacing: 8 inches
Bloom Time: Early Spring, Late Spring, Fall
Bloom Color: Lavender, Purple, gold
Bloom Color Pattern: Tricolor
Bloom Size: 1.5 inches
Fragrance: None
Home Gardener Use
Container: YES
Hanging Basket: YES
Low Edging: YES

How to Grow

Amsterdam can be grown pruned or simply left alone to grow in a cage or on a stake.  Pruning will make the fruit mature slightly earlier (3-5 days), and will produce larger fruit. 

 

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