In addition to their variety name, Optimara Violets are often grouped
into one of a number of series. Violets grouped into the same series will
have one or more common characteristics. Most often, an Optimara series
designates a group of Violets which have the same pot size. In other cases,
however, an Optimara series is developed around flower and leaf characteristics.
Below is a list of the Optimara series.
- Artist's Palette Series. The Artist's
Palette series features standard African Violets (4-inch pot size) with bi-color,
fantasy-type blooms. The colors of the blooms appear to have been splashed
on as if by a paint brush, hence the name. Each variety, in the series, is
named for a famous artist, such as Michelangelo, Da Vinci (shown right) and
- Little Indian Series. The Little Indian
series features genuine miniature African Violets (2-inch pot size). Each
variety is named for a native American tribe, such as Little Cherokee Girl,
Little Navajo Girl and Little Blackfoot Girl. More
- Rhapsodie African Violets. While sometimes
identified as a series, "Rhapsodie" (like "Optimara")
is, in fact, a trademark for African Violets. The trademark is owned by Holtkamp
Greenhouses, the same company that developed Optimara. All Rhapsodie Violets
are standard African Violets (4-inch pot size). Each variety is identified
by a woman's name.
- World Traveler Series. The World Traveler
series features extra large, standard African Violets (6-inch pot size). Each
variety, in this series, is named for a notable city, such as Paris, Tokyo
and Vienna. More information.
For More Information . . .
For questions about any of the Optimara series, contact your Optimara
representative or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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