Yellow African Violets

Hybridizers have been trying to develop a true yellow African violet for several years with varying results. Some of the most promising work with yellows lately has been conducted by David Senk in California who has produced some unique and exotic African violets. Below are some recent results of his hybridizing efforts working with the yellow color trait as well as longifolia leaf form.

The Quest for a True Yellow African Violet – Early Work by David Senk

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African violet Parakeet
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Longifolia African violet leaf
Photos courtesy of David Senk


  1. Jean says

    Hi, Carolyn –

    Yellow African violet varieties are always in demand, and in my experience all of the major vendors offer a selection. The key is to get your order in early before they run out of stock. Most vendors accept orders year-round and then start shipping orders as soon as it is warm enough (usually by April/May, depending upon weather and location). I’ve listed some of my preferred vendors here – just do a search for yellow African violets on their websites to see what’s in stock.

    The yellow-est yellows in my collection right now are:

    Alchemy Yellow Star (9369) 09/24/2004 (D. Senk) Single yellow bell/variable purple fantasy. Medium green, heart-shaped, quilted, serrated. Semiminiature

    Golden Autumn (Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses/P. Sorano) Pale yellow single stars with heavily fluted edges. Medium green, quilted, serrated. Standard (User Database)

    Let me know what you get :-)

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