Can't find anything close to this AV - Can you?

bveronicoFebruary 8, 2014

I got what I am pretty sure is an AV from my husband recently as an apology for knocking over a small Gardenia I had. I thought I could get an idea of what the name might be because it has what I thought were two fairly distinctive characteristics; white single flowers with a green throat, and ruffled leaves. But no dice. Anyone know what it might be? Even some pictures of similar varieties would be appreciated.

Thank you in advance for any advice!

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bveronico

Close up of flowers...

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 5:04PM
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bveronico

Close up of leaves...

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 5:05PM
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plantomaniac08(8)

I am sorry, but I believe that's a Geranium (also known to some as Pelargonium). Not an African violet, but treated as an outdoor annual for a lot of folks.

Planto

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 6:55PM
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Edie(5 NY (Finger Lakes))

It's a primrose. The grocery store near me has a display of them right now.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 7:08PM
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jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)

German Primrose

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 7:47PM
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Linda

Primrose, (Primula) are usually perennials that bloom in early spring. There are also a few annual species.

Here is a picture of an African Violet for comparison.

Linda

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 7:59PM
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plantomaniac08(8)

Okay, I was mistaken. I've never seen a German primrose before. Stores only sell the "usual" primroses here. They don't have the long flower stems like the German variety and the leaves look much different. Another new thing I've learned this week. :)

Planto

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 8:22PM
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bveronico

THANK YOU!!! I knew the leaves seemed way too light green for AV but I didn't know what else was fuzzy and had flower stalks like this. I am very grateful to you all. :D

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 8:30PM
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Linda

Keep your primrose in a cool spot, like a windowsill, no direct sun, and the blooms will last much longer. Also, do not let the soil dry out.

Linda

    Bookmark   February 9, 2014 at 1:16AM
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bveronico

Thanks for the tips Linda!

    Bookmark   February 9, 2014 at 11:01AM
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fortyseven_gw

Which is that, Linda? It is beautiful. One of my violet buddies is looking for a plant like that. I don't have it in my collection. Maybe we can do a trade in the spring if you have small plants or rooted leaves. Thanks, josnne

    Bookmark   February 9, 2014 at 12:25PM
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Linda

Joanne,

That is Austen's Love. I'll start a leaf for you tomorrow!

Linda

    Bookmark   February 10, 2014 at 12:57AM
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fortyseven_gw

Linda
Thanks, so thoughtful! Really appreciate that!
Joanne

    Bookmark   February 10, 2014 at 11:54PM
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