Best sturdy bloomers
I was wondering if anyone could recommend some sturdy and also very profuse bloomers. Some violets that grow large, are solid (optimara style) and also bloom like crazy. I have been growing AVs for over a year now and the few I got from lyndon Lyon last year, like red summit, etc. just never bloomed a lot and eventually I lost them. I grew a few more from leaf but some were very spindly. At the same time, an optimara (Colorado) that I got from pikes grew huge, steel-solid, and bloomed its head off to the point it looked like a perfectly round bridal bouquet. I grew some more from leaf too and everything that came out from store bought ones look great. Those that came from lyndon Lyon, the "fussy" ones, are spindly and not so great.
I realized I am not so crazy about these fussy specialty types, they don't seem to do so well in my environment. So I am thinking to get a few more beauties like optimara. Which ones would you recommend ?? They must be bred to be strong and to be great bloomers.