2009 AAS Cool Season Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Viola 'Rain Blue and Purple' F1
National Winner
2009 AAS Cool Season Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Viola 'Rain Blue and Purple' F1
National Winner
2009 AAS Cool Season Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Viola 'Rain Blue and Purple' F1
National Winner
2009 AAS Cool Season Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Viola 'Rain Blue and Purple' F1
National Winner

Viola 'Rain Blue and Purple' F1
2009 AAS Cool Season Bedding Plant Award Winner

This variety creates a spreading pool of cool blue colors. The plants are cold and heat tolerant resulting in flowers throughout the seasons. Viola ‘Rain Blue and Purple’ will bloom in the south during fall and winter; in the north in the spring and summer. There is always a season of bloom for ‘Rain Blue and Purple.’ Another appealing trait is that the one and a half inch blooms change color from purple and white to purple and blue as they mature. Few flowers change colors naturally and ‘Rain Blue and Purple’ is one of them. The plants spread 10 to 14 inches in the garden or container. The trailing habit is perfectly designed for hanging baskets or patio urns.

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Cool Season Bedding Plant Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Viola
Variety Name: 'Rain Blue and Purple' F1
Genus: Viola
Species: cornuta
Year: 2009
Common Name: Viola
Type: Flowers from Seed
Breeder: Tokita Seed Co. Ltd.,
Close Market Comparison: ‘Alpine F1 Violet & White,’ Viola F1 ‘Rebel Blue’
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Biennial
Hardiness Zone/Hardy to Zone: Zone 6
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Habit: Spreading
Plant Height: Short: Under 10"
Garden Spacing: 10 to 12 inches
Bloom Time: Early Spring, Late Spring, Fall
Bloom Color: Blue, Purple, White
Bloom Color Pattern: Bicolor
Bloom Size: 1.25 inches
Fragrance: None
Weather Tolerance: Cold, Frost
Home Gardener Use
Container: YES
Hanging Basket: YES
Low Edging: YES
Ground Cover: YES

How to Grow

Grow Valley Heart like other lettuce varieties. To prodcue more lettuce cups plant Valley Heart at a 8-10 inch spacing.To prodcue more traditional heads of romaine increase plant spacing to 12-14 inches.

 

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