African Violet

Saintpaulia ionantha

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

 

 

African Violet