This small, profusely-flowering and hardy hybrid perennial has mounded dark green foliage and fragrant, rust-orange flowers with a shy yellow face and velvety brown-black veining; rebloomer; lovely cut flower; can be planted in fall or spring; continuous flowering all winter in mild climates.
Continuous flowering all winter in mild climates
Excellent as accent and in borders, containers, mass plantings, rock, cottage and woodland gardens
Viola 'Angel™ Amber Kiss'
(Angel™ Amber Kiss Viola)
Full sun to partial shade
4" (10 cm)
8" (20 cm)
6 " (15 cm)
Rust-orange flowers have yellow faces veined with velvety black
April - July
Prefers normal, sandy or clay soil types
Plant Care Tips
Violas, small relatives of Pansies, are short-lived perennials. Many north-western gardeners tend to grow them as annuals, as not all hybrids are as heat and cold tolerant as they need to be in the lower hardiness zones. Violas are wonderfully easy to grow; choosing from the plethora of colours available is part of the delight of replanting each year. They are popular at any time of the year, but many people love to plant them either in early spring or fall, when the cheery little flowers brighten up an otherwise dull landscape. Once they start blooming, you can prolong the season by deadheading them regularly. Violas do well in average soil. Though they prefer lots of sunshine, they will do well in part shade, too; the plant may, however, be leggier. Water the plants well, but allow the soil to dry slightly before watering again.