Pink Episcias

chaznsc(7)April 5, 2006

Does anyone know of a good source for Pink Episcias?

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korina(9b, Sunset 17)

Check my response on the AV forum.


    Bookmark   April 5, 2006 at 1:40PM
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jon_d(Northern Calif.)

I don't like the term "pink episcias". This could refer to the variegated episcias which have colorful irregular pink, cream or white patches, like 'Cleopatra', or it could refer to the cupreata type hybrids that have non-variegated pink foliage, like 'Strawberry Patch' or 'Temptation'. Or, it could refer to hybrids between cupreata types and lilacina types that have pink flowers. So, it isn't the clearest term. But, you can find some of each from Lyndon Lyon, Kartuz, or Marcia Belisle, to name a few sources. Links can be found on the suppliers page at The Gesneriad Society web site (


    Bookmark   April 6, 2006 at 4:31PM
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Well, regardless of whether you like the term, lyndon doesnt sell a true pink. Marcia isnt even on the link you referenced.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2006 at 6:52PM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

Chaz -

Don't get upset - I found you some episcias. carries 4 variegated leaf episcias including Pink Dreams.
Rob's usually carries Cleopatra - which is the easiest to grow, by the way.
Marcia Belisle doesn't seem to carry any of them = but she has the best selection of episcias period.

I like the "variegated" better because Moon Light Valley - from Mike Kartuz is not even pink - it is green, white and bronze.

Usually you can have episcias shipped when the night temperature is above 50. I think Rob (Rob's Violet Barn)
doesn't ship them before May 15.

Good luck in growng them - they are not easy.


    Bookmark   April 6, 2006 at 7:33PM
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jon_d(Northern Calif.)

Well, Chasnsc, I thought your response was rather snooty. I was trying to answer your question and explain episcia nomenclature. No need to get upset. Anyway, I still have no idea what kind of episcia you are looking for. I have Belisle's new catalog, which was just mailed out last week. She has all three kinds of "pink episcias". Irina, she lists the variegates separately after the list of regular episcias.

Lyndon Lyon's list of episcias is short but does list all three kinds of "pink episcias"--several pink leaved kinds, three pink flowered kinds and one variegate.

Anyway, don't worry, I won't be answering any more of your questions.


    Bookmark   April 8, 2006 at 3:45PM
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jon_d(Northern Calif.)

Mr. Hall, Sending insulting private emails is really rude and unacceptable. You asked for help and I took time to gave you good suggestions. I explained why I don't like the term you used as it is ambiguous. You had no reason to take it as unfriendly or unhelpful. Taking out your frustrations on people who are trying to help you is pretty low. If you are ill equipt to take advantage of my help then that is your problem. But, please don't email me again.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2006 at 9:00PM
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Mr ambiguous,

Please accept my apology. and I do hope you find your passy soon.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2006 at 10:03PM
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