African Violet

Saintpaulia ionantha

Who couldn’t love African Violet plants? Small, compact African Violets with their soft, furry, dark green leaves, and beautiful delicate flowers bloom all year. African Violets produce blue/violet, pink, fuchsia, and white flowers. Newer cultivars of African Violet plants have double and bi-colored flowers, and can be “miniatures” about 6” in diameter or standard sized 8”-12” in diameter. There are even trailing and hanging varieties of African Violets. Saintpaulia was given the common name African Violet because the plant originated in Tanzania and eastern Africa and its flowers resemble violets.