What Have I Got (pics)

davemichigan(zone 6a (SE Michigan))March 27, 2010

Here are some African Violets that I purchased in the past 2 to 3 weeks. They are all NOIDs from local grocery stores. I am wondering if there is any term to describe their color patterns:

AV #1:

AV# 2:

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
davemichigan(zone 6a (SE Michigan))

AV# 3 (the color looks different from that in the picture):

AV# 4:

Does AV# 3 looks like a chimera? I have never owned a chimera so I don't know. The pictures that I have seen have pinwheel pattern. Mine doesn't really fit that but it is patterned nevertheless.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2010 at 3:10PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

None of the plants look like chimeras to me. As for naming them, it is almost an impossible task. Just sit back and enjoy the bloom while it lasts.
Fred in nj

    Bookmark   March 27, 2010 at 10:22PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
quinnfyre(z7 PA)

Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I believe Dave wasn't asking for names; rather, he was asking if there was terminology for the color patterns the flowers display. I'm not an expert on all the terms, but I would most likely describe the color patterns of your flowers pretty much the way they appear: edged. For the most part, it looks like you have edged ruffled pansy shaped flowers. The one you thought might be a chimera is not, in my opinion, but it does look like it is sporting. Either it was a blue-edged pansy sporting to a blue pansy with white fantasy, or the other way around.

There may be an actual term for the color pattern; hopefully someone else can chime in? Geneva edging is white edging, correct?

    Bookmark   March 27, 2010 at 10:39PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
another wicking system
i am pretty pleased that this works! 3.5 oz condiment...
Copied from the Seed Exchange, explains reason for new Houzz format
The story none of us were told. kchd(7b/8a MS)February...
wanted: i may be jumping the gun...spring rr
I just cannot wait any longer! Since RRs take a while...
Too much light?
I thought that my miniature AV was doing OK with a...
Larry Mayer
African Violets -New to this, need ideas on plants selections!
I recently placed a few orders with PJ's Violets. I...
Sponsored Products
Halogen Table Lamp No. 6243/2 by Holtkoetter
$678.00 | Lumens
Pushed Out Metal Wall Clock
$69.99 | Dot & Bo
Series 106 Bronze Outdoor Wall Mount
$360.00 | Bellacor
Loll Designs 4-Slat Compact Flat Back Adirondack - Loll Designs
$569.00 | HORNE
Tiffany Style Alhambra Table Lamp
Pasadena 4-pc. Outdoor Sofa Set, Patio Furniture
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™