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gessieviolet
Saluda, SC
(Zone 8a)

November 11, 2010
4:43 PM

Post #8207077

I received a beautifully variegated leaf yesterday labeled "Tradition"; can anyone tell me anything about it. I can find nothing listed for it. It's the variegated one in the upper left corner.

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plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 11, 2010
5:29 PM

Post #8207188

I don't know anything about it but it sure is pretty! http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/157726/
jamiew
Montgomery, AL

November 11, 2010
6:32 PM

Post #8207295

Maybe it's an Optimara?
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 11, 2010
6:39 PM

Post #8207303

Yep, that's Optimara Tradition that I linked to ... when I googled it's the only one I found with the name Tradition.
gessieviolet
Saluda, SC
(Zone 8a)

November 11, 2010
9:51 PM

Post #8207489

Thanks, that's why I couldn't find anything. I didn't even think to check for an Optimara, duh! and the leaves were Optimara and Rhapsodies!! Looks like that would have given me a hint!! I hope I can get a plant with the beautiful variegation this leaf shows!

This message was edited Nov 12, 2010 7:55 PM
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

November 12, 2010
8:53 AM

Post #8208013

It does have beautiful foliage!!
lilypad22
(tish) near Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

November 14, 2010
7:54 PM

Post #8211997

You rarely see the varigated optimara. I went to a gesneriad show/sale in Tenn in September. A guy who is a member of their club works at Holtkamp (is that spelling right?) and brought a few violets for their sale. One was varigated and I bought that. It has pink on the leaves but I don't think it looks that pink but maybe its just the flash when the picture was taken. Its not blooming, so I can't go by that either.

tish

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