does anyone have an opinion about which varieties of A.V. have largest flowers?
I have one blooming right now, that has larger flowers than the polish strep. right next to it.
would like to obtain more of this type.
There are large blossoms that aren't really very nice. The plants can't hold them up. Super Duper is one that is supposed to be big. Gillian is a large white one but there are mixed reports on how well that one does. LE Meri Kei is a Russian that is related to Super Duper. It is big. I've had Arctic Frost get over 3". King's Ransom is another one that gets big.
I would like to try White Queen, a Russian. I'm not sure how big it gets but I think it's big.
I would say check Lyndon Lyons and the Russians for size.
I have a 'Tenderness' that is just beginning its second bloom cycle. The blooms are huge and held well over the foliage. 'White Queen' is not particularly large and 'Gillian' is a shy bloomer.
Lyndon Lyons lists White Queen as "very large" and the photos I've seen appeared big.
Is that EK-Nezhnost? LE-Sirenevaya Nezhnost looks very pretty.
My violets all came from leaves ordered from there- but I have lost the names by now.
I will take a picture and show you, the one I have is very pale blue fading to white.
ruffly and full.
I hope someone else is good at identifying them. A lot of them are starting to look alike to me :) It sounds very pretty though.
Lyons Magic Charms, Kristi's Spunk, and Nancy Leigh all have huge flowers for me. My LMC is a sport, doesn't have the fantasy, but is a beautiful periwinkle blue color. Nancy Leigh is a good plant, but tends to be light sensitive, so I keep it in lower light. Picture is my LMC sport.
I once had a Lyon's Magic Charms I loved. I'm hoping to get another good one. I had Nancy Leigh and it was nice too.