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Are there any really BLUE African Violets?

Posted by patrickalan Zone 6/NJ (My Page) on
Fri, May 18, 12 at 15:42

I'm actually looking for a really true-BLUE African Violet. What I'm finding is mostly blue-violets, or blue-purple's.

Does anyone know of any really Blue African Violets?

Thanks.


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RE: Are there any really BLUE African Violets?

Wikipedia lists 58 different shades of Blue.
Which one did you have in mind?


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RE: Are there any really BLUE African Violets?

There are no true blue violets. All the 'blue' ones are at least somewhat purple. The closest to blue that I've seen is Rodeo Country.


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RE: Are there any really BLUE African Violets?

I like L'heure Bleu, Ruffled Skies, and Faded Denim.

They're close ...


Ruffled Skies


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RE: Are there any really BLUE African Violets?

I also like Anastasia, Caribbean Blue, Hiroshige, and Taffeta Blue.


Anastasia


Caribbean Blue


Taffeta Blue


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RE: Are there any really BLUE African Violets?

Very few plants have a gene for blue. I think delphiniums do but can't think of any others, though I'm sure there are.


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RE: Are there any really BLUE African Violets?

  • Posted by korina 9b, Sunset 17 (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 7, 12 at 18:08

No; Saintpaulia doesn't have the gene to produce blue pigments. Although I'm sure *someone* is working on splicing one in.


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