Scent - Hybridizing

Question: Are there any regular or hybrids that have a true scent? Has there been any successful crossbreeds with other soil or air plants?

Answer: No African violets are scented at this time. There are a few Gesneriads (the greater family that includes African violets) especially Streptocarpus that do have a scent. Crossbreeding outside the family of Gesneriaceae has never been successful. There has been some attempted crossbreeding within the group. Breeding within the genus of African violets is done regularly to produce the many hybrids that are grown today. Happy Growing! Joyce Stork


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