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Can I get an ID?

Posted by pumpkineater2 9b (Jsnsnw15@gmail.com) on
Sun, Sep 1, 13 at 21:04

Got this about a month and a half ago at HD from their rack of scraggly neglected plants. This was the best looking one on the shelf. It had no flowers on It when I bought it(Duh, It was at HD) Anyway, It likes me enough to bloom so I can try to get an ID. For now its name is Fred :)


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Pumpkin,

Check the Optimara site.

Linda


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Its is hard to tell from that picture if it has more than four anthers, but it looks like it does. If it does, then its a star type bloom. If it is a star bloom it is probably Opt. Dali, which is a good bloomer. I have that one, it is beautiful and the color varies from bloom cycle to bloom cycle.


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Thank you Linda. I'm not sure what you meant by the optimara site but I went to a website called optimara.com and I found several possibilities:
Britta
Doris
Gitti
Optimara missouri
optimara nashville
Optimara New mexico

Perle, It looks like it only has 2 anthers per flower. I tried to take a better photo for you but it isn't that great.


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Heres the whole plant, if tat helps:


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I just composed another reply, but it got lost, so I hope this doesn't come through twice. You are right, it is not a star bloom. It clearly has four pollen sacks. It is really a beautiful plant no matter what the name. Go to this link and click on Seurat. Yours may be that one, it is very frilly and appears to have a white center. What I usually do is keep doing image searches on other peoples pictures of the Optimaras I think my plants might be. Some are very distinct looking and easy to ID, others are much harder. A second bloom cycle may have different coloration, so that helps too. Optimaras do sport quite a bit, so sometimes you just have to settle for a "probable" ID.
http://www.optimara.info/bi-color_red.htm

Here is a link that might be useful: Optimara Info Bi Color Photos


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Pumpkin,

Most violets, if not all, that come from big box stores and grocery stores are Optimara violets. Optimaras are bred by Holtkamp Greenhouses in Tennessee. Going to their web-site can often help you ID your plant as they have a picture of their hybrids there. Sorry for the confusion. :)

Linda


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Thanks again Linda! No problem! I think I was on the right site anyway:)
Perle, That one does look alot like my plant, Just a little lighter pink. Thank you!


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Pumpkin, the colors do fluctuate lighter or darker, temperature, age of the bloom itself, and other things can cause that.


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Just thought I'd post an update:


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