The latest batch of hybrid dwarf african violets (grown from seed) are starting to bloom. This is always an interesting time as you just don’t know what you’re going to get! It’s not just the flowers that differ from plant to plant but also the leaves and general habit of the african violet itself. A few of our plants are real miniatures – with small (10mm – 15mm) leaves and look fantastic.
The one pictured top left is actually a lot paler than the photo image shown, with mainly white petals with a slight hint of pink and darker pink/purple centres. This will definitely be one that we catalogue and propagate of sale on our website (www.cloudviolets.co.uk) in the future.
Another plant grown from seed is shown on the right and was in bloom weeks before any of the other seedlings started to bud. The colour is more pink than represented in the photo (I need a new camera!) and it looks like it’s going to be a prolific show-off.