An ID Please!

chickadeedeedee(z 6-7 ish Ohio)August 4, 2008

Who are these guys, please?

My DH found two at a garden center recently and got both. One will be gifted to a very good friend. An ID ~ ish would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

ChickaDDD

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larry_b(Zone5/CO)

Hi Chickadee,

I would say that the chances of you finding the names of these African violets are near impossible if not outright impossible. Even if the things flowered and we had that information at our disposal it would be downright impossible to figure out what it is called. I can't remember how many thousands of different violets there are now. Is it over 20,000 now? That means there also thousands of variegated violets.

If you want the violets to have a name then choose one. Alice, Alicia, Michelle, Jane, Janet, whatever you want. Technically they are considered noids meaning they have no identification.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but regardless of whether they have a name they are probably very beautiful violets (the variegation is lovely) and that's what really counts. It's not the name but the pleasure that the violets give a person.

Larry

    Bookmark   August 4, 2008 at 10:01PM
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m3rma1d(inside)

They're African Violets :-)

Sorry, you're really not gonna find a name.. But it doesn't make them any less nice!

    Bookmark   August 4, 2008 at 10:19PM
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chickadeedeedee(z 6-7 ish Ohio)

Thanks soooo much for the quickie replies! I never saw a pink variegated form. If they bloom or not; if we have a name or not ... doesn't matter much to me. They are pretty.

Thanks again! :-)

3D Chick

    Bookmark   August 4, 2008 at 11:05PM
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m3rma1d(inside)

Just to see exactly what we were up against, on a whim I just turned on my FC2 software, and did a search for Foliage type: "variegated pink", and it came back with 1,053 entries. So... maybe it's one of those :-D

    Bookmark   August 4, 2008 at 11:14PM
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chickadeedeedee(z 6-7 ish Ohio)

Thanks m3rma 1 d ! That's narrowed down the search. LOL!

Don't think I'll lose too much sleep over a real ID but then again ... It is about 11:30 PM.

Thanks for the link and taking the time to reply to my planty question.

C3D

    Bookmark   August 4, 2008 at 11:27PM
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bspofford

CD3,

It seems as though we have developed a protocol for 'naming' plants that have no ID. In honor of one of our very knowledgeable members, Fred, we call them 'Fred'. You can have Fred1 and Fred2, FredA and FredB, Fredleft and Fredright, whatever you choose.

Enjoy, they are both pretty.

Barbara

    Bookmark   August 5, 2008 at 10:50AM
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m3rma1d(inside)

PS: Please be sure to post pics when they bloom, we love pics of bloomies :-)

    Bookmark   August 5, 2008 at 12:12PM
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chickadeedeedee(z 6-7 ish Ohio)

OK. Fred they be! :-)

We already have a tradition of naming many of our trees ... Diana, Alberto, Amadeus, Benny ... We didn't have a Fred until now. Thanks!

If / when Fred is ready, I'll take a picture of his bloomers.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2008 at 2:10PM
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vtstar

Hi C3D
You will have to be a frequent poster here..... as I love your sense of humor, gave me a good chuckle for the day.
Janice

    Bookmark   August 5, 2008 at 2:29PM
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chickadeedeedee(z 6-7 ish Ohio)

Thanks Janice. You are very kind. I normally inflict my tales of abnormality in the GW Ponds/Conversations forum. If you have insomnia take a look. They're all very nice there. :-)

3D Chick

Here is a link that might be useful: Ponds / Conversations

    Bookmark   August 5, 2008 at 2:45PM
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birdsnblooms

You guys are too much...lol.
M3, only 1,053 remaining..how funny...

    Bookmark   August 5, 2008 at 3:16PM
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chickadeedeedee(z 6-7 ish Ohio)

Hi again.

Well gosh darn! Fred showed me what his bloomers look like!

I kept the less variegated fellow and gifted the other to a dear friend. Sorry the pic. isn't the best but Fred has a very pretty simple pink flower and at least 3 other buds waiting to open. :-)

    Bookmark   August 18, 2008 at 8:58PM
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cyberdancer

Looking good! I like it, very pretty.

cyberdancer

    Bookmark   August 18, 2008 at 9:21PM
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bspofford

Now that Fred has adjusted to his new habitat, you may think about removing the sucker. This is a sideshoot if you will that is to the bottom of the flower as seen in the picture. You can do a search for more postings about suckers (many). Let us know if you need more info on suckers after you have read the other threads.

Barbara

    Bookmark   August 18, 2008 at 10:36PM
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chickadeedeedee(z 6-7 ish Ohio)

I saw he's actually three plants. I was thinkin' after some more of his flowers open up and fade I'll take the suckers off and see what happens. A *very* nice Fred indeed! :-)

Thanks for your help.

Me -n- Fred

    Bookmark   August 18, 2008 at 11:02PM
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