African Violet
Saintpaulia 'Optimara EverLove'

Family: Gesneriaceae (ges-ner-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Saintpaulia (saint-PAWL-ee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Optimara EverLove
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Size/Type:

Standard

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Flower Characteristics:

Single

Edged

Ruffled (frilled or wavy)

Sticktite

Leaf Shape/Type:

Scalloped

Heart-shaped

Wavy

Leaf Texture:

Glossy/shiny

Hairy/fuzzy

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:

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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

Morrisville, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Aug 24, 2007, jannich from Andalusia, AL (Zone 8b) wrote:

Optimara EverLove (9125) 05/29/2002 (R. Holtkamp) Single purple-red sticktite frilled/wide white to light pink band, light green edge. Dark green, heart-shaped, glossy, hairy, wavy, scalloped/red back. Standard

Positive

On Mar 4, 2007, Plantcrazii from Dallas, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Single purple-red sticktite frilled with wide white to light pink band, light green edge. Dark green, heart-shaped, glossy, hairy, wavy, scalloped with red back leaves. Standard

Positive

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

This is from the Everfloris series. EverFloris is a series of Optimara Violets comprised entirely of varieties developed from the Optimara "Space Violet" program. Compared to most standard African Violets, EverFloris Violets are bigger and easier to grow, with larger, fuller blooms that flower continuously. This African violet has a sticktite blossom and will bloom a lot longer than a normal African violet. Sticktite is a modern hybrid African violet with non-dropping blossoms. I am going to be on the lookout for more of these to add to my collection.