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
Registered or introduced: 07/27/1998
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Size/Type:

Large Standard

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Bloom Color:

Pink

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Flower Characteristics:

Semi-double

Pansy

Fantasy

Edged

Ruffled (frilled or wavy)

Leaf Shape/Type:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Texture:

Glossy/shiny

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

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:

Ellerbe, North Carolina

Puyallup, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Positive

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

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

Positive

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

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.