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African Violets and Gesneriads: Fancy Trail?

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carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

January 12, 2011
11:25 AM

Post #8306803

My young trailer got the first flower, it's delicate pink. I love the leaf variegation, she started branching nicely. Am I right about her ID?

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

January 12, 2011
12:48 PM

Post #8306989

Fancy Trail is a dbl pink variegated,so I think you are right.
carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

January 12, 2011
5:33 PM

Post #8307496

Thanks Lynn, I'd love to see her pics when mature.
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

January 13, 2011
8:16 AM

Post #8308355

Here's a good picture.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/131674/
carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

January 13, 2011
8:29 AM

Post #8308387

Wonderful plant, the leaves look the same but the flowers are waaaaaaaaay brighter and darker. Probably the light thing too
sonia117
Upland, CA

January 13, 2011
8:52 AM

Post #8308420

Hi Carpathiangirl..I ordered a Fancy Trails from VB and it looks just like yours..a lighter pink..I think it'll get darker with time..thanks for sharing..

Sonia
lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

January 13, 2011
9:07 AM

Post #8308450

The fflowers look much lighter on Lyndon Lyon's site.
http://www.lyndonlyon.com/AV%20List%20Trailers%20NF.html
carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

January 13, 2011
9:37 AM

Post #8308509

Isn't funny how different the same AV can look? Check out these pics: http://www.astro.umd.edu/~avondale/Plants/squeezetoy/

Sonia, how big/old is your Fancy Trail?

Maria
sonia117
Upland, CA

January 13, 2011
7:15 PM

Post #8309529

Hi maria ..my fancy trails is small..I got maybe about a month ago or less.
jamiew
Montgomery, AL

January 14, 2011
7:36 AM

Post #8310104

Hi everyone! Here is my Fancy Trail that has been growing almost 2 years. I'm hoping it will be ready for our Birmingham show March 4. Around it are babies in solo cups. My blooms are sorta in between the light and dark pink. Is it bright light that causes the light pink?

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lbrabec
(Lynn) Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

January 14, 2011
8:12 AM

Post #8310177

Gorgeous Jamie!!
Different lights,temps.,fertilizers,and age of the plant are just a FEW of the things that can cause color variance.

Lynn
carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

January 14, 2011
8:20 AM

Post #8310187

Great plant Jamie, and only 2 years! Did it take a lot of work to make it that nice?

Interesting, some of the leaves are nearly white, mine are just 'dusted'. Do you grow it under lights? Mine receives only natural light by the window, it will be interesting to see it under flourescents
sonia117
Upland, CA

January 14, 2011
8:41 AM

Post #8310213

Wow Jamie thanks for sharing that is beautiful plant..can't wait for mine to look like that..

Sonia
jamiew
Montgomery, AL

January 14, 2011
10:30 AM

Post #8310377

I did it by following the Japanese method. It probably has between 25-30 crowns now. It gets adjusted from medium light to bright top shelf right after a severe pruning and pinning down of the runners to now super bright middle top shelf to get blooms going (6 weeks until show). I was told at the last AV meeting that according to the rules, every crown must be blooming for show. I doubt that'll happen. I may put a heating mat underneath it 2 weeks before the show to help it out if it is not floriferous by then. I guess I can always bring it for a display.
carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

January 14, 2011
10:48 AM

Post #8310395

She looks a winner to me, her shape is great. Good luck with flowers and show!
jamiew
Montgomery, AL

January 14, 2011
11:06 AM

Post #8310422

Thanks. I've done the same with Rob's miriwinni chimera.
I'm also doing an experiment. I put down leaves of the chimera and so far have 15 tiny plantlets. So far 1 has bloomed pink, 2 sparkly purple, and 2 chimera. Alas, I overwatered the chimera babies and killed them.

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