Plant ID forum: What type of African Violet is this?

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Name: Der Thomaskantor
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bwv998
Jul 10, 2016 6:12 PM CST
Couldn't find anything online …


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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Jul 10, 2016 7:22 PM CST
Look at Streptocarpus Rose Halo possibly

http://dibleys.com/cat2.pdf
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 10, 2016 8:26 PM CST
Can you show a photo of the entire plant so we can see the leaves? It looks more like an African Violet bloom to me than Streptocarpus. There are thousands of named cultivars but I don't know which it might be. We have many African Violets in the database with photos: http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Saintpaulia&butto... but it may be impossible to positively identify which one that beauty is!
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Name: Der Thomaskantor
Massachusetts (Zone 6b)
Dog Lover Region: Massachusetts Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Cat Lover Garden Photography Region: Northeast US
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bwv998
Jul 10, 2016 8:31 PM CST
Thanks, Jean. It may not be a Streptocarpus Rose Halo because the flower is pretty flat and doesn't have salverform tubes unlike the photos. But again I'm not exactly sure …

Someone's Streptocarpus Rose Halo:

http://www.plantica.cz/data/ep9/tn2_002809_003003.jpg
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Name: Der Thomaskantor
Massachusetts (Zone 6b)
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bwv998
Jul 10, 2016 8:39 PM CST
plantladylin said:Can you show a photo of the entire plant so we can see the leaves? It looks more like an African Violet bloom to me than Streptocarpus. There are thousands of named cultivars but I don't know which it might be. We have many African Violets in the database with photos: http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Saintpaulia&butto... but it may be impossible to positively identify which one that beauty is!


Here you go! Smiling I tried looking at the database, but there are so many African Violets!



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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 11, 2016 10:23 AM CST
That is definitely an African Violet and a gorgeous one at that!! I wonder if it might be one of the Optimara varieties? http://www.myviolet.com/varieties
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Name: Der Thomaskantor
Massachusetts (Zone 6b)
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bwv998
Jul 11, 2016 10:37 AM CST
Thank you so much! I think it's a Susi African Violet. Hurray!

http://www.myviolet.com/view_varieties.php?id=226

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/16/ba/d2/16bad26a7...

Patented too...

http://www.google.com/patents/USPP6429
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