Our hands-down favorite for bold color and knock-out fragrance! Flame orange petals are pierced with a whiskered bright yellow center and backed with violet-rose. Many of the 1" flowers twirl open showing double petals. Super tough, fast growers bloom all season.
The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.
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This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.
This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.
Viola, Amber Kiss is rated
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Rated 2 out of
Hard to get startedSince I'm in the mountains, naturally, I have to start plants indoors. This is my 4th yr of starting my plants from seeds. I would say I get sprouts 98% of the time. However, these have been difficult. Out of 6 seeds planted, I got 2 sprouts. Those 2 seem to be growing well. I tried another six with no luck. I now have 8 seeds planted.......we'll see. I have my fingers crossed. Not sure what or if I'm doing something wrong.
Date published: 2013-04-09
Rated 5 out of
Perfect GerminationI'm completely new to gardening, but had perfect germination when sowing indoors with the burpee kit.
Date published: 2013-03-03
Rated 1 out of
Still no sproutsI planted these seeds directly in the ground weeks ago, when the weather turned warmer. It's been in the 50s-70s regularly. There isn't a single sprout yet. I can't imagine that I actually have to pre-germinate them. In nature they would have to grow on their own! I didn't even bury them deeply or anything like that- barely pressed into the soil. They're in a partially sunny to sunny spot- I saw some people mentioning planting them in July and having them grow. Can I hope that maybe they'll just sprout when it gets REALLY warm (like, 80s regularly)? I don't have money to waste.....What else can I do?
Date published: 2010-04-15
Rated 1 out of
Poor germinationI got one sprout out of about the 30 seeds I planted. I'm an experienced gardener and I grow my own flowers and vegetables from seed every year. This was the first time I tried violas, but I've never had a problem with other seeds germinating.
I'm in zone 6 so I start seeds indoors. I might try seeding directly into the ground with the few seeds I have left, when it warms up a bit. But I definitely wont try them indoors again.
Date published: 2009-03-08
Rated 4 out of
beautifulThese didn't turn out exactly the color shown, but they are beautiful anyhow! I'm very impressed, good germination, easy to start indoors, and abundant blooms. Will definately grow these again!
Date published: 2008-07-05
Rated 1 out of
Not a single sprout from seedsI purchased several packets of these seeds, and not one even sprouted. I am an experienced gardener, and did everything I should have, just no life. I have since purchased live plants of this same viola which arrived topsy-turvy (half were buried in the dirt and I had to sift them out). Two of the plants were too damaged to survive, but the rest are doing well. I'm in zone 10.
Date published: 2008-03-28
Rated 4 out of
not easy to growI would recommend this plant to southern gardeners, and northern gardeners with a little more patience. If northern gardeners have a very very sunny spot indoors or lights to grow these plants for spring then that is an option but for northern gardeners like me in zone 6 the best way to grow them is plant them out side in July keep them growing until fall and protect them out side with hay until spring then in early April when they start to grow dig them up, put them into there new spots and let them grow there until June. People in zone 6 should have a good 95% of their plants alive in the spring. This works the same for pansies. The picture on the website isn’t what you get it is more yellow and purple than orange.