Russian violets

mbjosJuly 16, 2007

I'm in love!!!! Just on AVSA site looking at Russian AV's varieties. Does anyone Know of dealers that grow them. Found some through other sites, but very time consuming. Any links would help.


Mary Beth

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Hi again Mary Beth,
Lyons in Dolgeville, NY carries a number of the Russian varieties. Click on the link below to get to the page.
Fred in NJ

Here is a link that might be useful: Lyndon Lyons

    Bookmark   July 16, 2007 at 9:31PM
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Mary Beth,

I know what you mean, they are stunning! Some sources I have found are both retail and e-bay. Lyndon Lyon greenhouses has a few, as does Bluebird Greenhouses. If you go to e-bay, do a search for Russian african violet and some should come up. The only e-bay seller I have bought Russians from is 'aurikab' and she is an awesome shipper. That doesn't mean there aren't others out there, these are just my personal experience.

My cut/paste isn't working, but if you google african violet, both of those greenhouse wevsites will come up.

Good luck, and let us know what you couldn't live without.


    Bookmark   July 16, 2007 at 9:36PM
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Try also Rob's violet at They also have quite a few nice ones.


    Bookmark   November 20, 2011 at 8:48AM
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Yeah, I've gotten at least three russians from Rob's and they're doing great. Very pretty and healthy: Amour Elite, Le Sea of Happiness, and Sagittarius Elite.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2011 at 1:15AM
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    Bookmark   November 21, 2011 at 4:46PM
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jerome(z9 CA)

That photo is beautiful. What magnificent colors.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2011 at 2:45PM
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I am hoping someone will be able to help me locate a russian av hybrid called Albina. I have searched the catalogs of large growers, such as lyndon lyon etc, but with no luck. If anyone has advice as to where I can get my hands on one I would be very grateful.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2011 at 12:04PM
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stonesriver(6B Tennessee)

You can always try eBay. But this time of year many will not be selling again until Spring because of the cold weather.


    Bookmark   November 27, 2011 at 12:31AM
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