to protect our African violet heritage by encouraging growers to enjoy cultivars which were hybridized ten or more years ago
Seeking an older violet?
Requirements for Seekers
All violets requested must be at least 10 years or older and must be for known hybrids.
Only a current member of the African Violet Society of America may submit requests or be connected to a grower/supplier.
Grower/supplier may ask for payment.
What happens after a request is submitted?
All requests from seekers will be added to the “Most Wanted” list. The seekers’ personal information will be kept on file by the Violet Preservation Chair.
The Chair will also maintain a list of growers and the varieties they are willing and able to send.
The Chair will connect the seeker with the grower/supplier when there is a match via email.
The seeker and the grower will be solely responsible to make an agreement regarding the product to be shipped, the exchange of money, and the delivery.
AVSA is not liable for any problems which may occur between the seeker and grower.
Have a “Most Wanted” violet to share?
Expectations of Grower/Suppliers
Grower/supplier must have a healthy leaf cutting or plant of a Most Wanted Violet and be willing to ship it within the lower 48 states of the US.
Grower/supplier may ask the sender for payment and takes responsibility for all processing of payment.
How does a grower/supplier get connected to a seeker?
The AVSA Violet Preservation Chair maintains a list of grower/suppliers and the varieties they may be willing and able to send.
When there is a match, the Chair will connect the grower/supplier with the seeker via email.
The grower/supplier and the seeker will be solely responsible to make an agreement regarding the product to be shipped, the exchange of money, and the delivery.
AVSA is not liable for any problems which may occur between the grower and seeker.
Background photo is ‘Lilac Wonder’ hybridized by Frank Tinari 1970. Grown and Photographed by Nancy Sullivan.