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Fantasy Hybrid African Violet Seeds

Fantasy Hybrid African Violet Seeds

A superb houseplant!

(P) Pkt of 50 seeds
Item # 03929-PK-P1
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If you love African Violets, the sheer variety of this mix will delight you! And if you've never tried this lovely houseplant before, Fantasy is the place to start! You'll get single-, semi-double-, and double-flowered blooms in all the bright jewel tones of the family, including bicolors! Blooms of deep purple, lilac, pink, rose, red, and white -- all with a tiny buttery center! -- top these neat, rosette-shaped 4-inch plants for a long-lasting display!

Blooming just 5 to 6 months from sowing, these 1 1/2- to 2-inch blooms arise in clusters above handsome, heavily textured dark green foliage. A favorite for its profuse bloom, lovely foliage, and ease of culture, the African Violet is one of the joys of indoor growing!

Sow the tiny seeds on top of moist growing medium (such as potting soil), keep moist, and provide plenty of light. A good choice for a bathroom with a bright window (it loves the humidity and needs the light!). Pkt is 50 seeds.

Review Summary
(Based on 7 Reviews)

Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0


Fun to grow
Paula from KY wrote on February 27, 2020

I got I wide variety of bloom colors, sizes,etc. My 2019 seeds are just now blooming, but I am thrilled. I bought another packet for 2020. I am growing under lights. I have grown many plants from seed but this was especially fun because I had no idea what they would look like.

African Violet seeds
Maxine, Started teaching a class on African Violets, from FL wrote on November 21, 2019

It is difficult to find African Violet seeds, and fantasy ones are special. Not hard to germinate. Fantasy are so beautiful, wonder what I will get.

Surprisingly robust and easy to grow
Fletcher from CO wrote on June 16, 2018

I sowed one packet of these in June 2016, and I now have 11 resulting plants in my home and another 14 that I have given away. So my results were 25 plants from ~50 seeds. This is my first time growing african violets, and I live in a very dry environment. Half of them sprouted after 30 days (they were barely visible) and these guys have been pretty trouble-free ever since. I had them in 2.5" pots in a tray, so I could bottom water, and then transplanted to 5" pots when they were about a year old. That's when they really started blooming like crazy. They are large (to me), some almost 12" across. Everyone who's gotten one says they are easy to grow and doing well, so I definitely recommend sharing. This has been a really fun and surprisingly easy packet of seeds. Get some!

Good variation, minimal germination
Ross from WA wrote on September 14, 2017

with other gesneriad seed mixes I have ended up with an overabundance of plants. Of this mix, I had about 5 germinate and 3 go on to bloom. However of the three I have blooming, one is a very pale ping with dark foliage, another has large dark blue star shaped flower, and the other is pink with purple splotches towards the end of the petals.

Do-able with love and care
Ratty from GA wrote on January 13, 2017

Used a heat mat and the Park grow domes. I planted three packets of the little darlings and got about a 25% success rate. Considering it was the first time of growing them from seed, I consider that great. They were fiddly but so much fun.

Saintpaulia Germination Information

Saintpaulia is the botanical name for African Violet
Saintpaulia Seed Germination How to Sow Saintpaulia:
  • Best sown indoors at 70-75° with NO cover as light aids in germination
  • Expect germination in 20-25 days
  • Sow the fine seeds at any time of the year
  • It is not recommended to sow seeds outdoors

How to Grow Saintpaulia:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Temperature: Grow on at 75-80° days/70-72° nights. Temperatures above 85° and below 70° will delay flowering; temperatures below 50° will damage plants

Lighting: Site in bright indirect or filtered light; they can withstand the winter sun and also respond well to fluorescent lights

Soil: Plant in a snug-fitting pot in a rich, well-drained medium kept evenly moist as the roots will decline when the soil becomes bone dry

Watering: Cool water causes leaf damage, therefore bottom water with tepid water to avoid contact with the leaves

Additional Care: Provide 40-60% humidity by placing potted plants in wet pebble trays

Appearance and Use:

Grown exclusively as house or conservatory plants and they thrive in these environments. These rosette-forming, 4 inch tall by 12 inches wide, plants come in thousands of varieties. Leaves are bronze-coppery-green, 2-3 inches long, and velvety textured. Clusters of 4-5 flowers are produced year round in colors of pink, blue, purple, white, or rose. Flowers may be bicolored, the edges may be ruffled or frilled, and the petals may be single or double in arrangement

About Saintpaulia:
Pronunciation:  sant-pâ’le-å i-o-nan’thå
Lifecycle:  Perennial Potted Plant
Origination: Gesneriaceae, native to Tanzania
Common Name: African Violet

Superior Germination Through Superior Science

Park's Superior Seeds Park Seed's humidity- and temperature-controlled seed storage vault Park Seed offers some of the highest-quality vegetable and flower seeds available in the industry, and there are a number of reasons for this.

First of all, we have humidity- and temperature-controlled storage, and we never treat any of our seeds with chemicals or pesticides. Nor do we ever sell GMO's (genetically modified seeds), so you always know the products you're buying from us are natural as well as safe for you and the environment.

Superior Standards - University Inspected

Testing seeds against minimum germination standards To make sure we are providing the best seed product possible and that our customers will get the highest number of seedlings from every packet, we conduct our own germination testing and have quality-control measures in every stage of our seed-handling operation. We hold ourselves to standards that are at or above federal and state standards, including testing specific crops more frequently than recommended by federal guidelines. And in order to maintain our organic certification, we welcome Clemson University to inspect us annually to make sure our organic seeds, which are stored and processed separately, are being handled properly.

Hand Packed By Experienced Technicians

Park Seed has been handling and packing vegetable and flower seeds for 145 years, a history that has given us a great understanding of how each variety should be cared for and maintained throughout every step of theprocess, from collection to shipping.

When packing our seeds, the majority are actually done by hand (with extreme care!), and we often over-pack them, so you're receiving more than the stated quantity.

The Park Seed Gold Standard

Park Seed's exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil seed packets And many of our seeds are packed in our exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil packets, which are lined to keep moisture out, so the seeds stay fresher for longer. We carefully pack very tiny or fragile seeds in crush-proof vials to ensure safe delivery to your home. Some of the small seeds are also offered as "pellets" (have a clay coating) to make sowing and growing easier.

When it comes to the kinds of seeds we offer, we are constantly seeking something new and provide many unique and hard-to-find varieties from all around the world. Our on-staff horticulturists are ready and available to share their expertise to help you with the success of these seeds, so you can grow a beautiful and productive garden!
Does Park sell GMO's or treated seeds?
GMO freeIt is important for our customers to know that Park Seed does not sell GMO or treated seed. We do buy a small amount of traditional hybrid seed from Seminis, a division of Monsanto Co., but that is all we purchase from them.

What are the differences between organic, heirloom, and hybrid seed?
Basically, organic seeds are seeds that are produced without the use and exposure to artificial/chemical fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, and other chemicals. They have to be grown, harvested, stored, and handled under very strict organic rules and procedures. All of our organic seeds are USDA 100% certified organic through Clemson University and the certificate has to be renewed yearly.

Heirloom Seeds are open-pollinated -- they are not hybrids. You can gather and save heirloom seed from year to year and they will grow true to type every year, so they can be passed down through generations. To be considered an heirloom, a variety would have to be at least from the 1940's and 3 generations old (many varieties are much older -- some 100 years or more!).

Hybrid seed are the product of cross-pollination between 2 different parent plants, resulting in a new plant/seed that is different from the parents. Unlike Heirloom seed, hybrid seed need to be re-purchased new every year (and not saved). They usually will not grow true to type if you save them, but will revert to one of the parents they were crossed with and most likely look/taste different in some way.

What are pelleted seeds? Why do you use them? How do I handle/sow them?
Pelleted pentas seedsExtremely small seed such as Petunias and Pentas are shipped as pelleted seed to make them easier to handle and sow. Pelleted seed are coated, usually with clay, to make them larger in size. After sowing, the coating will dissolve when wet and the seed will germinate. Pelleted seeds are shipped in vials placed inside seed packets, which protects them from being crushed. When sowing, be certain to use thoroughly moistened soil, to be sure that the clay coating absorbs enough moisture to dissolve. For sowing pelleted Petunia seeds, place the seeds directly on the soil surface and do not cover with soil, as light aids in the germination.

What is ideal temperature to germinate most seeds?
The ideal temperature to germinate most seeds is approximately 70 degrees F; give or take 1-2 degrees either way. This would be a good germination temperature for most flower and vegetable seeds and would be the most practical and feasible temperatures achieved for gardeners starting seeds in the home. You will notice for some seeds that it is recommended to use alternating day (warmer), night (cooler), temperatures, which is fine if one can provide such conditions. But most people are unable to provide those temperatures in a home setting, so just use the overall 70 degree F recommendation and the seeds should germinate well.

How long should grow lights be kept on per day and how close to the plants should the light be kept?
For germination and seedling/plant growth, you want to simulate the natural day-night cycles, and as a general rule, grow lights should be on 8-12 hours per day and off at night. You can vary this timing, as some seeds such as tomato, pepper, petunia, impatiens, and others, benefit from 14-17 hours of light per day (and the remainder of the 24 hour period in darkness). The most common grow lights used are fluorescent; using cool white, warm white, and wide-spectrum fluorescent tubes. These lights work well for germination and for growing plants up to a transplantable size. Fluorescent lights should be kept close though, 3-6 inches above the soil or the growing plants, adjusting the height as the plants grow.

How long will seeds keep in storage?
Park Seed stores seed in a special temperature- and humidity-controlled storage facility, which keeps seeds in excellent condition. Our seeds should be good for at least 1-2 years on average. Seed viability and storage time will vary depending on the seed item; some will keep a shorter time and some will keep longer. Seeds should be stored in a cool, dark, dry place. A basement will do (if not too humid), or a cool, dark room or closet. We recommend the best way to extend seed storage life is to store them in something air tight, such as a plastic zipper storage bag or canning jar, and place it in the refrigerator. This will extend the life of seeds for many years.

What is the best way to store seeds over a longer time period?
We recommend the best way to extend seed storage life is to store seeds in something air tight, such as a plastic zipper storage bag or canning jar, and place it in the refrigerator. This will extend the life of seeds for many years.

What depth should I sow various seeds?
When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed. When sowing seed indoors, the planting depth can be less, depending on the seed being sown, so it is always best to check specific directions. Here are some general guidelines concerning planting depth in relation to seed size: Tiny, dust-like seeds need to be sown on the surface of the growing medium or soil, uncovered, as they need light to germinate. The planting depth for small seed can be anywhere from barely covering, to 1/8-inch deep, to possibly 1/4-inch deep, depending on the recommendation. Medium seed should be planted at 1/4- to 1/2-inch deep, depending on the recommendation. Larger seeds can be planted 1-inch or deeper, depending on the recommendation.