Pink African Violets from Gurneys Feed & Seed

winnatay(4)February 8, 2013

Hi,
I know this is a long shot but has anyone ever bought an African Violet from Gurneys Feed & Seed Company? A very long time ago I had one that was a double pink and was shimmerly. I would love to find it again but I can't remember the name of it. It had solid green leaves and was beautiful. If I remember right the name started with a T.
I don't think Gurneys sells African Violets anymore. My mother-in-law bought it at Gurneys in Yankton, SD and gave it to me.
Thanks,
Linda

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irina_co(z5 CO)

Linda -

you are right - they do not sell AVs any more.

But there are so many double pinks with green leaves - you sure can order oodles of them. Check with Lyndonlyon.com.

Good Luck

Irina

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 3:30PM
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winnatay(4)

Irina,
They do have beautiful AV's. It is hard to choose. Thanks for the info.
Linda

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 4:14PM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

Linda- choose 12 pink ones! You need to catch up for time you didn't grow them.

I.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 5:08PM
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winnatay(4)

Irina,
LOL, wish I had the room.

Linda

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 6:35PM
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Linda

You can always find room. :)

Linda

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 3:03AM
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dognapper2(5)

Tupelo (Volkmann) Double bright pink. Dark green, plain. Standard (TX Hyb)
Touche (6452) 12/23/1986 (Eyerdom) Double pink-orchid/red fantasy on edge. Olive green, quilted, glossy/red back. Standard

Since you asked for a long shot I opened FC2 and searched names starting with T - double pink/green foliage (shimmerly doesn't seem to be a key it recognizes :) and looked for greenhouse names from the old days...my best guess!

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 4:35AM
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aegis1000

Regarding Lyndon Lyon's violets, ... I've had wonderful success with them, ... they're healthy, and primed to grow and bloom.

As for his pinks ...

Irish Iridescence is beautiful, shimmery, semi-double pink, with variegated foliage.


Irish Iridescence

Also ... Pink Summit ... wonderful grower/bloomer ...


Pink Summit

    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 9:02AM
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lilypad22(7)

Maybe you could contact Gurney's and see if they have any record of violets they used to sell?

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 11:00PM
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winnatay(4)

lilypad22,
I didn't think of that. I will try it. It's been many many years ago but who knows maybe they will have those records. Can't hurt to try can it.

Thanks

    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 12:34AM
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printmaster1

aegis,

Great pics, I'll have to look for those two, just beautiful.
Lonnie

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 7:50AM
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