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pembroke(6--Louisville KY)February 19, 2014

This is one that's blooming now. I got start from Mom who received the plant from one of her Sunday School friends who is now deceased. Would anyone know the name of this violet or where I might search. Pembroke

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What a beauty! Without knowing where this violet was originally purchased, identification would only be a best guess. If purchased at a grocery or big box store, it could be an Optimara. In fact, it looks a lot like Rita or could be a similar one. You might check their website but in particular their Facebook page which features many lovely photos.


    Bookmark   February 19, 2014 at 6:33PM
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It sure looks like Rhapsodie Rita to me. What a lovely gift and remembrance of your mom's friend.

You've done a wonderful job of growing her too. That's one of the varieties I want to get from Selective Gardener when it warms up.


This post was edited by quimoi on Wed, Feb 19, 14 at 19:23

    Bookmark   February 19, 2014 at 7:15PM
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Your plant is lovely and very well grown.

Hi Diana
I do have Rita. If you would like a leaf or two when your weather warms up, do let me know. Perhaps we can exchange if you still have Millennia, a similar color plant.
Rita does very well, very strong

This post was edited by fortyseven on Thu, Feb 20, 14 at 1:28

    Bookmark   February 19, 2014 at 9:50PM
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    Bookmark   February 20, 2014 at 12:09AM
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pembroke(6--Louisville KY)

Checked out Optimara violets and I believe Rita is the match for my violet. Thanks for all the help. Pembroke

    Bookmark   February 20, 2014 at 6:42AM
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Very pretty....

    Bookmark   February 21, 2014 at 8:36AM
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