2006 AAS Cool Season Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Viola 'Skippy XL Red-Gold' F1
National Winner
2006 AAS Cool Season Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Viola 'Skippy XL Red-Gold' F1
National Winner
2006 AAS Cool Season Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Viola 'Skippy XL Red-Gold' F1
National Winner

Viola 'Skippy XL Red-Gold' F1
2006 AAS Cool Season Bedding Plant Award Winner

'Skippy XL Red-Gold' is the first Viola cornuta to earn the prestigious AAS Award. Three improvements were exhibited in AAS trials. The unique combination of colors is first to be observed. 'Skippy XL Red-Gold' flowers are ruby red with a violet red shading below the golden yellow face containing whiskers. This combination is found on 'Skippy XL Red-Gold' only. The flower shape and size are definitely improved. The round 1 1/2 inch flower is similar to a pansy, and larger than many viola blossoms. The lasting and enduring flower color provided by 'Skippy XL Red-Gold' is another notable trait. The freedom of bloom is attributed to the plant's ability to bud and flower under a wide range of temperatures. It is this adaptability that results in continuous bloom.

'Skippy XL Red-Gold' was tested across the US and Canada, but unlike other trials, this AAS winner was tested in the South during the fall and winter seasons. This is the time for peak performance. 'Skippy XL Red-Gold' achieved this exceptional garden performance to win the AAS award. 'Skippy XL Red-Gold' can be relied on for flower color whether it is grown in an annual or perennial border, window box or patio planter. Gardeners can expect superior performance from 'Skippy XL Red-Gold.'

AAS WINNER DATA

Genus species: Viola cornuta
Common name: Viola
Unique qualities: Color combination, strong garden performance, flower size
Flower size: 1 1/2 inches
Form: Single
Color(s): Ruby red with violet red shading below the golden yellow face
Plant height: 6 inches
Width: 8 inches
Garden Spacing: 8 inches
Length of time from sowing seed to flower: 10 weeks
Closest comparison(s) on market: 'Sorbet Babyface Ruby & Gold,' 'Panola Royal Purple'

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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 Red-Gold' F1
Genus: Viola
Species: cornuta
Year: 2006
Common Name: Viola
Type: Flowers
Breeder: Kieft Seed/PanAmerican
Close Market Comparison: 'Sorbet Babyface Ruby & Gold,' Panola Royal Purple'
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Black
Plant Habit: Compact, Spreading
Plant Height: Short: Under 10"
Garden Spacing: 8 inches
Bloom Time: Early Spring, Fall
Bloom Color: Red, Yellow, Violet
Bloom Color Pattern: Tricolor
Bloom Size: 1.5 inches
Fragrance: None
Weather Tolerance: Heat
Home Gardener Use
Container: YES
Hanging Basket: YES
Low Edging: YES

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