WANTED: Does anyone still grow Highbrow or French Lilac?

seattlemarigeneJanuary 5, 2009

I used to grow those 2 varieties back in the 80's when I first started with violets...I have been looking for these on different sites with no luck...marigene

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irina_co(z5 CO)

Marigene - i googled around -
French Lilac

but Highbrow seems to be gone. It was not even registered, the only mention I found was on Steve Reed site- but he doesn't carry it now. Barbara Elkin is in charge of the AVSA most wanted list, you can get in touch with her if she knows anything. I think you reach her through the AVSA committes option.

Good Luck


    Bookmark   January 6, 2009 at 2:09PM
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thanks so much...I am happy to hear one of my favorite oldies is available.I have several oldies I got from a lady in our violet club.I have chenille,penguin,little white swan,little axel,and Lady Loreta....I keep shareing babies with people...:0)...marigene

    Bookmark   January 6, 2009 at 5:10PM
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Hi Marigene, I know Karin of Blossoms,Birds and Butterflies carries French Lilac. Her website is www.Blossoms,Birds and Butterflies.com. She is very reliable and guarantees her plants. Just tell her the davioletman referred you and she will take care of you.

I am not sure if anyone has Highbrow. You may want to try AV Brat Pack or Violet Reflections. These forums have alot of long time growers there that may have one or leaves to spare. If nothing else, you'll have fun reading the different topics. I have been growing for a long time and still learn something new from these folks.

Good luck with your search.


    Bookmark   January 7, 2009 at 12:13PM
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thanks Dave..I had never heard of the AV Brat Pack...sounds interesting...:0)...marigene

    Bookmark   January 7, 2009 at 4:11PM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

Marigene -

they are fabulous!


    Bookmark   January 12, 2009 at 9:15PM
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I have some starters/leaves of French Lilac I could send you one in spring. If you are still interested. Corinne (The Violet Carousel)

    Bookmark   January 13, 2009 at 12:56PM
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Corinne I emailed you last week about french lilac.I would very much to buy some leaves in the spring..thanks.my email is marigenecole@aol.com......:0)

    Bookmark   January 13, 2009 at 1:26PM
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Drats I emailed Corinne about getting french lilac and she has downsized to mini's and isnt even sure she has this oldie....and I cant get the site for Karin to work..Does anyone else have French Lilac????..marigene

    Bookmark   April 5, 2009 at 11:37AM
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if you have not found it yet, i believe i still have a french lilac somewhere on my shelves. let me know and i'll take a look :)


    Bookmark   April 18, 2009 at 6:14PM
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