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PlantFiles: African Violet
Saintpaulia 'Optimara Annabelle'

Family: Gesneriaceae (ges-ner-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Saintpaulia (saint-PAWL-ee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Optimara Annabelle
Additional cultivar information: (Southern Belle Series)
Hybridized by Holtkamp; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2006

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Bloom Color:
Light Blue

Flower Characteristics:

Leaf Shape/Type:

Leaf Texture:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Color:
Unknown - Tell us

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:

Neutral Joan On Aug 26, 2007, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Southern Belle Series, Bell Shaped Light Blue Bloom. Medium serrated medium green leaf. Introduced 2006

Positive Plantcrazii On Mar 21, 2007, Plantcrazii from Dallas, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is one of the most beautiful African Violets that I have ever seen. I just love the cute little bells. It is from the Southern Belle Series, Pot Size: 4-inch standard, Bloom Type: Bell Shaped, Bloom Color: Light Blue, Leaf Type: Medium Serrated, and Leaf Color: Medium green.

Positive plantladylin On Mar 10, 2007, plantladylin from South Daytona, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Pretty bell shaped flowers ... standard size AV. For some reason I cannot get the leaves to lay down, this plant just seems to want to grow tall! I love it just the same!


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

Daytona Beach, Florida
Shreveport, Louisiana

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