African Violets

Christoph Metelmann chandvel at
Sat Apr 5 00:46:37 EST 1997

In message Fri, 04 Apr 1997 17:18:45 -0600, jgrofs at  writes:

> Could someone inform me on what sort of pants violets are? I'm
> interested of growing them and I have no idea what they are :) Thank you
> Ruthie
Dear Ruthie,

African Vio{ets are actually not violets.  Their scientific name is
Saintpaulia ionantha.  Many of them hybridised.  They belong to the family
of Gesneriaceae.


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