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  1. African Violets Back to the Basics: Your Questions Answered by Melvin Robey, 2006-12-20
  2. African Violets: The Complete Guide (Complete Guides) by Joan Hill, Gwen Goodship, 1998-03-01
  3. The African Violet Handbook by Tony Clements, 2003-04
  4. African Violets by Tony Clements, 1992-02-15
  5. All About African Violets: The Complete Guide to Success With Saintpaulias by Montague Free, 1979-05
  6. Growing to Show: How to Grow Prize Winning African Violets by Pauline Bartholomew, 1987-06
  7. How to Grow African Violets by David E. Clark, 1973
  8. African Violets by Melvin J. Robey, 1982-01
  9. You Can Grow African Violets: The Official Guide Authorized by the African Violet Society of America, Inc. by Joyce Stork, 2007-06-22
  10. African Violets and Flowering Houseplants (05334) by Charles C. Powell, 1985-07
  11. 1001 African Violet Questions Answered By Twelve Experts by Helen Van Pelt Wilson, 1958
  12. The African Violet: Saintpaulia by Helen Van Pelt Wilson, 1949
  13. How to grow and bloom African violets at home by J. Lawrence Heinl, 1973
  14. African Violets: Gifts from Nature by Melvin J. Robey, 1988-06

1. African Violets By Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses
AVSA is all about.You are invited to come and see the show, with all the african violets, gesneriads and design entries!
Site updated: Feb 22 - 2003 Click here for a LARGER view of photo! "Where the Violets Are" Since 1954
2003 Web Site! "Index" for Button Bar on left side of Screen! Clicking on: Will take you to: VIOLETS List of African Violets with prices! COMPANION PLANTS List of Companion Plants with prices! ORCHIDS Our Orchid page! PHOTO GALLERY Pictures of many of our plants! ORDERING/SHIPPING MAIL-IN ORDER FORMS Printable forms for mailing to us HELPFUL HINTS Info. on how to grow African Violets SPECIAL OFFERS Monthly pricing specials! DIRECTIONS TO GREENHOUSES SEND E-MAIL Place order or Request Free Catalog Dear Friends Welcome to our Website! We are pleased to present to you this year, our newest African violet introductions for 2003, along with our newest streptocarpus hybrids. As always, we have included many of our favorite, older varieties of violets, as well as other choice gesneriads. A small selection of terrarium plants is also offered.
We were very fortunate this past year, to have won all three "Seedling Awards" for our newest hybrids, at the national

The society presents information about growing, showing and propagating african violets and other Category Home Gardens Associations Regional United States...... on page 27. Nancy Robitaille focuses on the subject of Light forafrican violets Part One in this issue. Nancy covers natural
Tally Time 2002 can be found on page 12 in this issue. Here you'll find the name of those African violet varieties receiving the greatest number of awards from state and local shows. Use this valuable information when selecting your future show plants.
Joyce and Kent Stork address the subject "necks" in the "For Beginners" column this time. Read "The Neck Doctor" on page 20.
If you're thinking about registering you're new hybrid, you'll want to read "Plant registration Information" on page 27.
Nancy Robitaille focuses on the subject of "Light for African Violets - Part One" in this issue. Nancy covers natural versus artificial light, choosing the right light, and the difference between the fluorescent lights of yesterday and today. Find this excellent article on page 42.
In a repeat of a fine article from Chatter , the publication of the AVS of Canada, Jim Toms writes about "Getting the Bugs Out: Blossom Thrips". Find Jim's article on page 56.
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3. African Violets From Aggie Horticulture
Peruse the links directory and download some photos of african violets. Also features care sheets in pdf format.
Welcome to
African Violets

from Aggie Horticulture The Gesneriphile mail group expressed an interest in a Web site for African violets and other gesneriads. The following hastily assembled set of images and links is intended to display what one person's (Dan Lineberger's) view of such a Web site might contain.
The Growing Number of African Violet and Gesneriad Web Pages
African Violets International Discussion Group
African Violet Society of America
Triangle African Violet Society ...
Violet Planter
Online Discussion Groups
African Violet Friends
Violets of All Types
American Violet Society
Pictures, Pictures Pictures Pictures!
Any Web site pretending to represent the gesneriads and African violets should be replete with lots of pictures. Some should be artistic, but most should represent a cataloging of the diversity that exists within the family. My principal interest has focused on chimeral plants, and the Web site should be able to account for specialized interests as well.
Products for Successful African Violet Culture
KiekiGrow Offshoot Stimulator
Insects and Related Pests of African Violets
Research results
The Web is a wonderful place to highlight research results. The information can be "hot off the press" because display and delivery through the Web is instantaneous. I have posted some of my African violet research in the

4. African Violet Growing Tips
african violets are the favorite blooming houseplant and the easiest to grow. Justfollow these easy tips and tricks to properly care for your african violets.
African Violets are the favorite blooming houseplant and the easiest to grow. With good bright light and regular feedings, they will be blooming joyfully all year long. Just follow these easy tips and tricks to properly care for your African Violets.
LIGHT Insufficient light is one of the major reasons Violets do not bloom well. Violets must have 10 to 14 (16 is max) hours of bright light per day (no direct sun). Variegated varieties usually need more light than the plants with solid green leaves because there is less chlorophyll which is used to turn light into food for the plant. The special yellow blooming violet varieties need less light than all the other violets require. You can enhance the light for certain violets by sitting them on mirror tiles as large or larger than the violet. This reflects the available light back to the violet. If adequate natural light is not available or desired, twin tube fluorescent lights are ideal. Place the tubes eight to ten inches above the foliage for mature standard plants, and six to eight inches for miniatures, leaves, and seedlings. Because violets process nutrients during the "resting phase" (i.e. darkness) they should also have 8 hours of darkness per day. TEMPERATURE HUMIDITY 40% - 50% relative humidity is usually ideal. The humidity near your plants can be raised by supporting the plants over water. Wick watering is ideal for this because the plant sits on top of a reservoir of water.

5. Optimara: Beautiful African Violets
Leaf through the catalog of violets, and fill out an order form. Find growing tips and tricks, as well as a company profile. Copyright ©19982003 African Violet by Florals of Fredericks - All Rights Reserved
Flash! Optimara Wins Gold Medal from the Society of American Florists In the fall of 1999, Holtkamp Greenhouses was awarded the prestigious Gold Medal from the Society of American Florists. More information
NEW! EverFloris Propels "Space Violets" into New Frontier
EverFloris is the newest series of Optimara Violets. With characteristics developed from the Optimara Space Violet program, EverFloris Violets are bigger and easier to grow, with larger, fuller blooms that flower continuously.
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Doctor Optimara: The Easy Way to Diagnose African Violets Problems with your African Violets? Now, there's help. Doctor Optimara offers an easy, symptom-based way to diagnose African Violets. Simply click on the symptoms that you are seeing, and Doctor Optimara gives you the possible causes. Each diagnosis includes treatment recommendations as well as suggestions for preventing similar problems in the future. It's fast, it's easy to use and, best of all, it's free. Go to Doctor Optimara Optimara Field Guide Now, there's an easy way to identify all your Optimara Violets. Use the Optimara Field Guide to search by color, pot size and series. You can also look up Optimara Violets by variety name and number.

6. Caring For African Violets, G74-182-A
african violets are low, compact plants with attractive dark green, thick, hairy leaves. This NebGuide coveres various aspects of caring for them.
(Revised April 1985)
Caring for African Violets
African violets are low, compact plants with attractive dark green, thick, hairy leaves. This NebGuide covers various aspects of caring for them. Donald H. Steinegger, Extension Horticulturist
John Watkins, Extension Plant Pathologist
Anne Vidaver, Head, Department of Plant Pathology
Frederick P. Baxendale, Extension Entomologist
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The African violet ( Saintpaulia ionantha ) is one of the most satisfactory flowering houseplants. It is a low, compact plant with attractive dark green, thick, hairy leaves. The violet-like flowers are borne in small panicles just above the foliage. Besides various shades of blue-violet, there are also pink, fuschia, and white cultivars (varieties). Newer violets include not only cultivars with single flowers, but also those with semi-double or double rows of petals. Bi-colored flowers and those with a contrasting border are popular. Trailing cultivars and miniatures are also available. Plants kept in good condition flower almost continuously.
Potting and Propagation
A soil mixture composed of about 2 parts fertile loam, 1 part leaf mold or peat, and 1 part sand or perlite is recommended for growing African violets. The soil must be porous to allow surplus water to pass through readily. Most violets are now grown in a pasteurized soilless mix. A good soilless mix is made up of 3 parts sphagnum peat moss, 2 parts vermiculite, and 1 part perlite, with some lime added to balance the acidity of the peat moss. Compost, good garden soil, or loam can be used for up to half of the total mix, with the other half being vermiculite and/or perlite. Such a soil mix is very porous. A good growing medium should contain 50 percent matter, 25 percent air, and 25 percent water.

7. The Violet Barn, Home Of Rob's African Violets
Learn about new and old varieties of african violets and streptocarpus, basic care info, illustrated lessons, and ordering specifics. african violets, African Violet Pots, Gesneriads, Streptocarpus, Begonias, Houseplants, and More Violets!
African Violets, African Violet Pots, Gesneriads, Streptocarpus, Begonias, Houseplants, and More Violets! The 'Violet Barn', home of
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Unusual Show-quality African Violets and Gesneriads
Rare and Collectible Houseplants
Growers and exhibitors of African Violets since 1975
Commercial members of AVSA since 1985
7-time winners Best New Cultivar, AVSA
8-time winners, Best Commercial Display at AVSA National Convention Show
AVSA Bronze Medal for lifetime achievements Breeders of the world-famous:
'Rob's' and 'Ma's' series of African violet hybrids
'Bristol's' series of Streptocarpus hybrids Owners: Dr. Ralph and Olive Ma Robinson We're more than just violets! We specialize in unusual, yet easy to grow houseplants that can't easily be found elsewhere. Check out our collection of exotic houseplants like tropical Begonias Hoyas miniature houseplants for container gardens, and other "collectible" houseplants and gesneriads like Alsobia Chirita Columnea Codonanthe ... Nematanthus , and Petrocosmea Click on highlighted plant names to go directly to that page, or on buttons at left to link to these pages!

8. African Violets Forum
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9. African Violets By Florals Of Fredericks
Recent hybrids, old favorites, pots, soil and fertilizer. Rare "yellow violet" varieties, Category Shopping Home and Garden Plants House Plants...... Copyright © 19982003 African Violet by Florals of Fredericks - All Rights ReservedAward of Excellence Cyber Teddy Award Gardenscape Garden Site Award Violet
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10. African Violet Chimeras
MICROPROPAGATION OF CHIMERAL african violets. R. Daniel html ABSTRACT. Thepinwheel flowering african violets are periclinal chimeras. Plantlets
R. Daniel Lineberger* and Mark Druckenbrod
Department of Horticulture, Ohio State University
The pinwheel flowering African violets are periclinal chimeras. Plantlets produced from tissue cultured leaf explants do not flower true-to-type. When intact inflorescences were cultured in vitro, plantlets arose in the axils of small bracts on the peduncles. These plantlets flowered between 80% and 95% true-to-type depending on the cultivar under consideration. It is hypothesized that these plantlets result from the growth of dormant axillary buds in the inflorescence. This hypothesis would account for the ability to propagate the periclinal chimeras in a true-to-type fashion since the apical organization of axillary buds is identical to that of the apical meristem.
African violets which have bicolor flowers with a banded arrangement of the colors are termed "pinwheel flowering". The lateral edge of each corolla segment is a different color than the central portion, giving the whole flower a "spoked" appearance, with the "spokes" being one color and the "spaces between the spokes" a different color. Figure 1. The pinwheel-flowering African violet cultivar 'Valencia' is characterized by corolla segments with methyl violet margins and a white center stripe.

11. Optimara: Caring For African Violets
Water. In general, african violets need just enough water to keepthe soil moist, but never soggy. Too much water will leave your
Contents Water In general, African Violets need just enough water to keep the soil moist, but never soggy. Too much water will leave your African Violets susceptible to such deadly pathogens as Pythium, Root Rot and Crown Rot. Overwatering can also cause denitrification, a condition which prevents plants from getting the nitrogen they need. The water should be room temperature, or as close as possible in temperature to the air around your plants. When the water is too cold, it chills the roots of African Violets, causing leaves to curl down as the water is absorbed into the plant. Also, if watering from the top, cold water can cause leaf spotting. Such spots represent a form of necrosis and, as such, cannot be removed. (Note: Whether the water is the correct temperature or not, it is always important not to get water on the leaves. The only exception to this is when you are spray misting for purposes of quick-feeding or increasing the humidity around your plants. Such misting will not leave behind the large water droplets which, when exposed to the sun, will produce brown spots on the leaves.) Never use soft water. Soft water increases the saline content. This will alter both the pH and the electrical conductivity of the soil, thereby diminishing your African Violet's ability to absorb water and nutrients. If you have soft water, you may be able to divert water before it reaches the softening unit. If not, you will need to seek an alternative source of water.

12. African Violets
We specialize in miniature and semiminiature african violets. Trailingafrican violets have a naturally crawling or spreading habit.
Use this page to view the latest African violet varieties available in our 2003 catalog. We're famous for our miniature and trailing hybrids. All 'Rob's' varieties are proven, show-quality plants that grow and bloom readily, even under less than ideal conditions. They are bred to shape nicely, bloom continually, and typically will have unusually colored and larger than average-size blooms. All do well under either artificial or natural light. We also grow many standard-size varieties (as many as we do minis). We grow only superior varieties that grow and bloom easily. We have no interest in growing "problem plants". Most will also make excellent show plants for those interested in exhibition. Our own 'Ma's' series of standard hybrids exhibit the best of these qualities. 'Click' on the highlighted words within text or on buttons at left
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We specialize in miniature and semiminiature African violets. When mature, miniatures , grow to less than 6" in diameter

13. How To Grow Perfect African Violets
Tips for rooting cuttings, potting, light, and watering, illustrated with clear diagrams.Category Home Gardens Plants House Plants......Shows you how to grow perfect african violets, using easyto-understandgraphics. How to grow perfect african violets. Always wanted
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14. Photos Of African Violets
Photos of african violets. Introduction Getting an African violet Type of flower pot Potting an African violet Potting
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Introduction Getting an African violet Type of flower pot Potting an African violet ... Links to other African Violet Sites This page created and maintained by A. Steinbergs Last revised September 12, 1999

15. African Violets
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18. African Violets
african violets 1. Jones, HC african violets require about 1000 footcandlesof light for 8 to 12 hours per day for best growth and flowering.
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Jones, H. C. The African violet ( Saintpaulia ) is an excellent flowering house plant which will grow and flower under low light intensities found in the average home. Where there is insufficient natural light, they can be grown and flowered successfully entirely under artificial light. Large numbers of different varieties, types and colors available, and the ease with which they can be propagated make this an excellent plant for interior decoration of the home. African violets require about 1000 foot-candles of light for 8 to 12 hours per day for best growth and flowering. However, lower light levels for longer periods of time are also satisfactory. Often, it is possible to tell from their appearance whether light levels are satisfactory. If light is too low, leaves are usually deeper in color and thinner than leaves on plants receiving higher levels of diffused light. Unless light is extremely low, plants may grow well but will flower poorly or not at all. In such instances, supplemental artificial light is helpful in promoting flowering. Excessive light levels cause leaves to be pale or yellowish green, much lighter than normal and some leaves may show dark areas where they have been shaded by other leaves. Growth at high light levels is slowed and plants become more compact, however, although flowering may continue freely for a while it will eventually decrease due to chlorophyll destruction.

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20. Growing African Violets At School
Provides kids, teachers and volunteers an on-line information service about growing african violets Category Science Biology Education Teaching Resources Lesson Plans......Provides kids, teachers and volunteers an online information service aboutgrowing african violets at school. Growing african violets at School.
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