Where to find 'Mississippi' African Violeet

showboatJune 17, 2008


I have searched EVERYWHERE for the Mississippi variety African Violet from the Optimara State Series line. I cannot find it or the leaves for sale. Does anyone know where to find this one?


David Dumas

in Mississippi

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Hi David. Try calling Lyndon Lyon's and brennans. I phoned in my orders and was told they had many AV's not listed on the site..It can't hurt to try..
Lyndons.. 315-429-8291
Brennans. 540-477-3600
There's also Violet Barn and Violet Gallery.
I Googles, Mississippi AV, Violet Barn popped up..I checked, but couldn't find it on their online site, but it's inevitable, they can't list every plant. Toni

    Bookmark   June 17, 2008 at 3:35PM
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David, forgot to mention, back in the 80's, Park's Nursery sold Mississippi AV's..the name sticks because it was one of the pretties of the few state AV's available. Toni

    Bookmark   June 17, 2008 at 3:37PM
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Thanks Toni. I will give these folks a call tomorrow. Maybe they will also have the New Orleans City Series violet.


    Bookmark   June 17, 2008 at 9:34PM
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I found an Optimara Mississippi this spring at either Home Depot or Lowes. It is already blooming again. If you haven't found one, I'd be happy to send you a couple of leaves...

    Bookmark   August 5, 2008 at 7:03PM
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I looked around for Mississippi and I can't find it anywhere either. I had hoped that the Selective Gardener, the official Optimara website, would have leaves of Mississippi for sale, but they don't. If you really want the plant I would take keallaigh up on his/her offer.


    Bookmark   August 5, 2008 at 9:32PM
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Three Oak Violets has leaves for sale at
http://www.hometown.aol.com/acashallison/myhomepage/garden.html (scroll down to their 2008 sale list and click). I have never ordered from them so I can't give you any feedback on how good the vendor is, but it might be worth a try since you can't find Mississippi anywhere else.

Here is a link that might be useful: Three Oak Violets 2008 Availability List

    Bookmark   August 5, 2008 at 10:52PM
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I forgot to add to scroll down to the list of standards to find Mississippi. The lists are alphabetized by sizes.

~ Donna

    Bookmark   August 6, 2008 at 1:58PM
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