The Burbank African Violet Society is a group of enthusiastic hobbyists of the African violet and other related gesneriads. We are affiliated with the African Violet Council of Southern California (AVCSC) and the African Violet Society of America (AVSA). We encourage you to learn more about AVSA by visiting their website. Click on the button below.
Next in person meeting:
April 20, 2023
Little White Chapel
Program: Growing African Violets in Southern California
Master Judge and
Member, AVSA Board of Directors
The African Violet,
scientifically known as Streptocarpus, belongs to the gesneriad family which contains over 2,500 species of plants. The African violet is probably the most popular and best-known member. Many gesneriads grow well under the same household conditions we enjoy. You can grow other gesneriads like Achimenes, Episcias, Sinningias and Primulinas alongside your violets.
Project Plant Winners
(Left to Right): Lisa Allen (2nd), Chris Hedberg (1st), & Wanda Penner (3rd)
On June 16,2022 we held our annual judging of our project plant. We selected a standard African violet, Jacob's Ladder, hybridized by Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses as our project plant for 2021. A nice two tone purple, double star. A sport of "Free Falling". The flower edges are delightfully ruffled. The foliage is medium green, quilted and serrated. Thanks to all the members who participated and congratulations to the winner!