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PlantFiles: African Violet
Saintpaulia 'Buckeye Cranberry Sparkler'

Family: Gesneriaceae (ges-ner-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Saintpaulia (saint-PAWL-ee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Buckeye Cranberry Sparkler
Hybridized by P. Hancock; Year of Registration or Introduction: 07/27/1998

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Large Standard

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Flower Characteristics:
Ruffled (frilled or wavy)

Leaf Shape/Type:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Texture:

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:
Unknown - Tell us

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)

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Plantcrazii On Feb 28, 2007, Plantcrazii from Dallas, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I love the Fantasy on this one along with its beautiful variegation.

Positive Snowrose On Aug 26, 2006, Snowrose from Frederick, MD (Zone 6b) wrote:

Buckeye Cranberry Sparkler (8745) 07/27/1998 (P. Hancock) Semidouble bright pink ruffled pansy/variable raspberry fantasy; raspberry edge. Variegated dark green, cream and pink, plain, glossy/red back. Large

Beautiful even variegation on a symmetrically growing plant. One of my favorite 'Buckeye's'. Highly recommend.

Neutral RDT On Jul 10, 2006, RDT from Crossville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

From Pat Hancock's catalog:
(8745) Hard to describe. Bright pink semidouble pansies very ruffled with raspberry glitter fantasy resembling the markings on an orchid. Ruffled raspberry glitter edge on shiny medium green, cream and some pink variegated foliage. Very beautiful. Unusual blossoms. Best in Show winner. Large.


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

Ellerbe, North Carolina
Puyallup, Washington

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