Viola 'Skippy XL Plum-Gold'
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.
|AAS Winner Primary Details|
|Award:||AAS Cool Season Bedding Plant Award Winner|
|Variety Name:||'Skippy XL Plum-Gold'|
|Breeder:||Kieft Seeds Holland|
|Close Market Comparison:||‘Skippy Lavender/Yellow Face,’ ‘Panola Lavender’|
|Plant Height:||Short: Under 10"|
|Garden Spacing:||8 inches|
|Bloom Color Pattern:||Tricolor|
|Bloom Size:||1.5 inches|
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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