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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
Registered or introduced: 2006
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Size/Type:

Standard

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Flower Characteristics:

Bell

Leaf Shape/Type:

Serrated

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

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:

Daytona Beach, Florida

Shreveport, Louisiana

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

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

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

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!