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PlantFiles: African Violet
Saintpaulia 'Optimara Isabelle'

Family: Gesneriaceae (ges-ner-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Saintpaulia (saint-PAWL-ee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Optimara Isabelle
Additional cultivar information: (Southern Belle Series)
Registered or introduced: 2006

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Bloom Color:

Flower Characteristics:

Leaf Shape/Type:

Leaf Texture:

Leaf Color:
Red Back (or red reverse)

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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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Series: Southern Belle Series Bloom Type: Bell Shape Bloom Color: Pink Leaf Type: Ovate serrated Leaf Color: Medium green Year Introduced: 2006

Positive plantladylin On Apr 17, 2007, plantladylin from South Daytona, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Optimara 'Isabelle' of the Southern Belle Series of African Violets. I received this plant in a trade and love the delicate pink color of the bell flowers. It blooms frequently, a lovely plant to go along with my Optimara 'Annabelle'.


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

Daytona Beach, Florida
Palm Bay, Florida
Kennesaw, Georgia

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