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Viola F1 'Skippy XL Red-Gold'

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'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.'


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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Date last revised: 01/05/2010