African Violet
Saintpaulia 'Private Dancer'

Family: Gesneriaceae (ges-ner-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Saintpaulia (saint-PAWL-ee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Private Dancer
Hybridized by S. Sorano
Registered or introduced: 11/09/1996
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Size/Type:

Large Standard

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Bloom Color:

Dark Blue

Flower Characteristics:

Semi-double

Pansy

Edged

Ruffled (frilled or wavy)

Leaf Shape/Type:

Ovate

Pointed

Quilted

Leaf Texture:

Glossy/shiny

Velvet

Leaf Color:

White/Cream variegated

Pink variegated

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation:

May be propagated by cuttings (leaf, sucker, or bloom stalk)

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Indianapolis, Indiana

Kittrell, North Carolina

Viola, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 16, 2010, leisure500 from Indianapolis, IN wrote:

Private Dancer has been one of the standout African Violet purchases from Lyndon Lyon. I got it for itís variegated foliage and really wasnít sure whether the bloom was dark violet-blue or red (although, actually, the Lyndon Lyon catalog showed the plant with a violet-blue bloom).

Anyway, my Private Dancer was a June 2007 purchase, and itís remained healthy all of this time. The foliage variegation is just fantastic. Oh, and the bloom color is a deep violet-blue which makes for a perfect complement to a beautiful plant.

Positive

On Feb 27, 2007, Plantcrazii from Dallas, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Semidouble, dark blue pansy/light raspberry ruffled edge bloom. Variegated dark green, white, cream, and pink, plain leaves. Large type. This is a very beautiful African Violet. It is so colorful and a joy to grow and to look at.