Senk fan's anyone!?!?!

dreaminofthetropics(8-9)June 22, 2007

I found a thread about David Senks plants but it was from 05 so I thought I would start a new one. I currently have a total of about 60 varieties or more of AV's and 12 of them are senks, and I'm obssessed wanted to see if there are any others around here that are crazy as I am about Senk????

Kat

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plantomaniac

Kat,
I only have four african violets, but I'm not sure what Senk is. Could you please tell me?

Elizabeth

    Bookmark   June 22, 2007 at 8:20AM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

Elizabeth,

Senk is a hybridizer specializing in so called wasp type violets. There is a wonderful article about him and his hybrids on the Violet Voice chat.

TGIF

Irina

Here is a link that might be useful: Violet Voice - article about David Senk

    Bookmark   June 22, 2007 at 12:43PM
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plantomaniac

Irina,
First, TGIF as well. =:o) Thank you for that informative article. I had no idea there was such a type of african violet. Just when I thought I somewhat had a grasp of plants, I learn that there are over 200 species of sanserveria and today I learn there are some pretty strange african violets. I think that cascade is by far the most interesting av on that page... I would be afraid to have one of those, I couldn't say if it was dead or thriving (well, with the exception of some flowers). I sure don't have any senks nor have I ever seen one in real life (that I'm aware of), but they sure look interesting.

Elizabeth

    Bookmark   June 22, 2007 at 1:38PM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

Elizabeth

I do not grow Senk violets as well. I had a wasp violet Blue Fly Wasp, it grew as a beanstalk for me with a long stem covered by unruly bustle foliage - you can look it up - but basically - one main leaf and 2 side leaflets - and it was exotic, it bloomed like crazy but was not really attractive to me. So I gave it away. It is either love - or whatever. For me it was whatever.

Irina

    Bookmark   June 22, 2007 at 4:39PM
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fred_hill(6)

Hi Kat,
You either love or haate David Senk's hybrids. I have a friend who has quite a few of his oddities. Some are nice but most (to say the least) strange. I like wasp blooming plants but only have one or two. I would much rather concentrate on better growing hybrids and some of the species. I will say I have one plant that was hybridized by George McDonald who I believe used a Senk plant as one of the parents. It's new and to my knowledge has not been registered. It's a semimini with variegated longifolia foliage and has a violet bell blossom. My plant is just starting to bloom and I have to find out from George if he intends to register it.
Fred in NJ

    Bookmark   June 22, 2007 at 8:40PM
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Mayflyon(z5/6 MI)

Ha ha Senk's are great-- I just can't afford them! LOL
Hugs, Debbie

    Bookmark   June 22, 2007 at 9:08PM
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plantomaniac

Irina,
ROFL!

Elizabeth

    Bookmark   June 23, 2007 at 12:38PM
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pixiesue

I too have an unhealthy obession for Senk's. They are odd and that is ok by me. I can't say how many I have. One (my husband) would say way too many, myself not enough. LOL I am trying to find a list of his plants and that is very hard. Have fun with your obession.LOL
Sue in PA

    Bookmark   June 23, 2007 at 2:23PM
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lilypad22(7)

I found out about them last year and tried to get a few. They were a little expensive, so I didn't get too many. I hoped to trade them for other Senks. I just don't like all my plants to look the same, so the Senk are different like that. Mostly I had leaves last year and can't wait for them to be blooming size! It's also hard to find pictures of them in bloom and descriptions. Maybe we Senk growers could trade leaves? tish

    Bookmark   June 25, 2007 at 11:20AM
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korina(9b, Sunset 17)

Here's my list of Senk varieties. I have no idea if it's complete, but it's all I've been able to find.

Korina, squeeing Senk fangirl groupie

Alchemy Antique Bells
Alchemy Gold
Alchemy Morning Star
Alchemy Parakeet
Alchemy Yellow Star
Antique Yellow Bells
Arctic Fox
Bad Girl
Balloons
Bean Stalk
BFO 301
Big Bells
Blue Ice
Carnival
Cascade
CZO 499
Daddy Longlegs
DFO 401
Elm
Fruit Fly
Girl Wasp
Girl With Attitude
Just MisbehavinÂ
Long Legs
Make Believe
ÂMazin Blue
Merlot
Neverland Dreams
PRA X Bad Girl 3
Royalty
Say What?!?
Snow Fairy
Springtime Wasp
Sven
The Sorceress
Vespa Verde
Whisper of Pink
WT3xAYB
Yellow Starfish

    Bookmark   June 25, 2007 at 6:30PM
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bspofford

Hey, Korina, I was beginning to get worried about you since you hadn't jumped all over this posting. Glad you're still around...

Barbara

    Bookmark   June 25, 2007 at 7:16PM
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korina(9b, Sunset 17)

Hey, Barbara. I'm a little slower these days, but I get there eventually. I still have dreams of owning a complete Senk collection. Some day...

Korina

    Bookmark   June 28, 2007 at 6:54PM
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dreaminofthetropics(8-9)

Korina you actually have all of those!??!?! I'm jealous! I just got 5 more varieties which brought me u p to 12 I believe and a few more leaves. I am bidding on a few more! If you have all of those and want to trade I have alot more than just senk, and would love to trade or purchase some from you!

Kat

Oh sorry it took me so long to answer I didn't get notifications of replies!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2007 at 12:54AM
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korina(9b, Sunset 17)

Oh no no no. That list is for the varieties I *know of*. I had three, but they were victims of the massacre.

Korina, having a grumpy Monday

    Bookmark   July 2, 2007 at 2:01PM
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pixiesue

Korina, I have been waiting for you to email me back. Last time I talked with you,you still had frost on the ground. I am heading to Alaska for vacation on July 11. Please get back to me about the leaves if you still want them. I emailed you thru this site but I haven't gotten an answer. I don't want you to have a grumpy Monday. As for owning a complete senk collection, I am still trying. I am having a hard time finding his olders ones like Wild Thang, Make Believe and Pastel Bells. One day. LOL
Sue

    Bookmark   July 2, 2007 at 4:24PM
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korina(9b, Sunset 17)

You know, there is a seller on eBay, saintpaulias4you, who seems to have an inside track on his varieties; it's two guys who evidently are friends of his or something. I check eBay every once in a while just to see if they have anything new.

Korina

'I'm not nervous, just -- poised for action, that's all.' ~Vila Restal

    Bookmark   July 11, 2007 at 11:59AM
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korina(9b, Sunset 17)

Whoops. It's 'saintpaulias4u'.

Korina, a bit s-l-o-w

    Bookmark   July 17, 2007 at 11:57AM
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roseof65

I only have one Senk's plant, and it's name is Long Legs! It's supposed to be a trailer but I grow it as a single crowned plant and it is quite attractive and symmetrical! It has longifolia that is really, really long. It's a semi mini so it isn't large and it's a double wasp purple bloom, and the blooms are quite large for the size of the plant/leaves. It happens to be in full bloom right now and I love it because it is unique and pretty too! I don't like any that are unique but not pretty, which I think is true of some of the very odd ones. However, I am all for variety and Senk will give you that!

    Bookmark   July 19, 2007 at 9:05PM
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kristalym

I only have senk's AV name Vespa Verde. I have interesting at Alchemy Morning Star. Could somebody tell me where can I find? Thanks !

    Bookmark   November 22, 2007 at 11:08PM
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korina(9b, Sunset 17)

Kristalym, there are a couple of suppliers that sell a couple of varieties, but your best chance is eBay. There are some reputable sellers there who can get you what you want, such as the aforementioned 'saintpaulias4u'.

Otherwise check out your local AV club (I believe there are some in Hong Kong).

Good luck.

Korina

    Bookmark   November 27, 2007 at 1:36PM
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seattlemarigene

you guys are killin me!I bid and won yellow starfish and fantasy wasp & Drucilla...does any one have pictures of these or any of his other varieties....marigene

    Bookmark   November 29, 2007 at 9:24PM
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truske

Where is a good place to purchase them? I can't find one
Barbie

    Bookmark   May 27, 2008 at 3:59PM
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korina(9b, Sunset 17)

Barbie, about the only place to find Senk AVs is on eBay. Sad, but true.

Korina, long lost poster

    Bookmark   June 5, 2008 at 4:14PM
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patty_mae

I know this is an old post, but I'm hoping some of you are still around. I'm looking for a few Senk's to complete my collection, if anyone knows where I can get
Senk's Balloons
Senk's Elm
Senk's Girl Wasp
Senk's Girl With Attitude
Senk's Make Believe
Senk's Springtime Wasp
I was also wondering if the list above is complete or has been corrected or anything. I've never heard of Daddy Longlegs or the 4 un-named crosses.

Thanks so much!

    Bookmark   May 16, 2014 at 6:05PM
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Linda

There's a Senk's Longlegs on First Class.

Linda

    Bookmark   May 17, 2014 at 12:16AM
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bttrflii

patty - don't forget that i picked up senk's elm for our upcoming trade.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2014 at 11:44AM
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patty_mae

There's an eBay auction for "Senk's DFO 401" which after some research I found is actually Senk's Azalea Trail. Daddy Longlegs sometimes goes up for auction and is registered as Senk's Longlegs. Here's where I read the info: http://www.floraforum.eu/floraforum/index.php?topic=16963.10;wap2 but you need to translate it. Its at the bottom of the page by Deirdre.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2014 at 9:40PM
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