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African Violets and Gesneriads: What are our favorites?

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

February 22, 2013
12:15 PM

Post #9428030

I have a few favorites... I thought we could show them here. My favorite is Sunlit Sugar Plum in case there is any doubt, ha. I talk about them a lot. They are almost impossible to find. I finally found a couple of leaves last year and grew some plants. I hope to get a bunch of large plants and keep growing them and keeping this plant going. I get so sad at the loss of the best and oldest plants. I lost my large plants when I got ill...

Here is a photo of my with a big one a few years ago. Then a baby I just took a photo of with the first bloom. I only have babies now but they will be getting large. They like semi hydro.

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aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 22, 2013
12:46 PM

Post #9428053

Very pretty plant Sally. Your baby will be big in no time :) I hate to say I can't pinpoint a favorite. I have several that I would get upset over losing which includes some that were shared with me from friends. All are so beautiful!! I have tested the s/h for several months to see how well it would do for me here and I like what I see so I plan on putting some babies in it shortly :)

Connie
carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 23, 2013
4:29 AM

Post #9428630

Sally, you both look so happy together, a good match! hehe

Like Connie, I love 'em all. Some just do a little better for me than others. Like, say, Snow Jewel (1) and Spring Rose (2) here

Maria

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aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 23, 2013
6:40 AM

Post #9428761

Maria, that Snow Jewel bloom is jaw dropping!! Spring Rose blooms look very similar to my Ian Frost blooms. It sure has brightened my days this winter :)

Connie
carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 23, 2013
7:02 AM

Post #9428781

Thanks Connie, I think everyone has to have a Snow Jewel. Now I'm into longifolia, tried to start a few leaves but only a couple of babies made it. Will keep looking for more!
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 23, 2013
8:02 AM

Post #9428826

I received 2 leaves of Senk's Longlegs a few years ago and had no luck with them lol!! The leaves were so small but with you saying that, I wonder if longifolia leaves are more difficult to work with.

Connie
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

February 23, 2013
8:08 AM

Post #9428835

Such gorgeous flowers!

chiquib313
Homestead, FL
(Zone 10a)

February 23, 2013
8:54 AM

Post #9428875

Sally, it's so hard to pick favorites. My list changes as I see new ones bloom and put on a show. Your Sunlit Sugar Plum is one that I am definitely adding to my list.
Maria, love the Snow Jewel.
Here a few of my favorites that are in bloom now:
Newtown's Quiet Resolve
Ma's Fuzzy Slippers
Tiger
Midnight Romance
Spring Cardinal

Chiqui

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

February 23, 2013
9:40 AM

Post #9428906

Wow...great eye candy everyone!

Yes,longifolias do have a bit of a reputation for being harder to grow.
aspenjocop
Northeast, MO
(Zone 5b)

February 23, 2013
9:54 AM

Post #9428918

Very nice Chiqui ::))

Connie
Sallysblooms
South, TX

February 23, 2013
11:15 AM

Post #9428971

Nice Chiqui
and Carpathian girl!
bigoldbuck701
Williston, ND

February 23, 2013
3:48 PM

Post #9429221

I love the martian,got spring rose and it just keeps blooming non stop,4 or 5 months
now,
streps i adore watermelon wine and bristols black cherry

JIM
Sallysblooms
South, TX

February 23, 2013
4:54 PM

Post #9429266

Another one I love.

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

February 23, 2013
5:11 PM

Post #9429299

Another favorite. Ma's Corsage. I LOVE frilly plants.

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