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Не знаю, в этот ли раздел форума нужно писать, если нет - переместите, куда нужно.
Но наткнулась на информацию, которую хочется сохранить - ведь страшно интересно знать, с чего все начиналось. :) Тем более, что часть из этих сортов и сейчас массово живет по подоконникам, и на форумах то и дело спрашивают их названия.

Взято с форума AVSE.
Здесь английский текст, может переведу на русский, когда лапы доберутся (или вдруг кто-нибудь еще захочет поупражняться? ;) )

Clarissa Harris, Los Angeles, wrote an article about first american horticulturalist Walter Armacost. The article contains quite detailed description of cultivars known as the original ten. The article was published in the AVSA African violet magazine in 1953.

Some information from it you can read below:

From the seed obtained from Germany only two plants were retained. First place was held by the ever popular Blue Boy.

1. Blue Boy easy of propagation, generous flowering quality, quantity of bloom, depth of color, flexibility for shipping – and this fine plant still holds that enviable position.

2. Sailor Boy particularly free-flowering with a bright sea blue blossom held well above a glossy green foliage is a very splendid African violet.
The English seed produced eight African violets that still hold their place among collections as among the best.

3. Admiral. This plant has a tendency to grow flat. The leaves are a deep dull green, slightly quilted and cupped downward, ovate with slightly cordate base and an almost smooth margin. Flowers are dark blue, slightly tinged with violet in clusters of from three to five produced very freely above the foliage.

4. Amethist. The plant has an upright habit of growth. The leaves are medium green tinged with purple on back of leaf. The leaves are ovate, glossy, slightly quilted with toothed or dentate edge. The petioles are tinged with rose and extend to the length of 3 to 3 ½ inches. Flowers are large and bloom profusely in clusters of 6 to 8 standing well above the foliage. The top petals have a tendency to have a deeper shade.

5. Viking. The plant has a compact, flat habit of growth. Leaves are dark green with a light streak up the center. The underside of the leaf is a reddish purple, giving the leaf a deep rich color. As leaves mature, they take on a glossy quilted appearance. Petioles are green flushed with purple and short forming a compact rosette. Flowers are a deep purple which many times show a slight marking around the lobes. These flowers are small but produced many flowers in clusters of from five to seven on many flower stems.

6. Mermaid. The plant a compact rosette. The leaves are small round and a glossy medium green, quilted on 3 to 3 ½ petioles. Flowers are a light blue, a very good blommer. Doubt about this plant belonging to the Armacost and Royston collection has now been cleared up and though it did not appear in previous articles it was introduced by the aforesaid firm.

7. Norseman produced large then average blooms. Plant has a droopy compact method of growth. Leaves are ovate with almost smooth edges, acute tip and rounded bases. Leaves have a velvet appearance, glossy with quilted, overlaid with hairyness. The plant has a tendency to color on the underside. Flowers are round clustered in 6-7 on average petioles. The flowers are the nearest true blue in a medium shade of any African violet. This plant is a very heavy bloomer. A prize in any collection.

8. Neptune. Plant has a flat growing habit. Leaves are egg shaped, quilted and shiny, cupping upward and often very spooned. The flushing on the underside of the leaves and petioles is very deep making interesting contrast to the rich green coloring on the surface of the leaf. Flowers are medium purple. A very distinct variety and a heavy bloomer.

9. Commodore. Mature plant is very large with a drooping affect. The leaves are 3 ½ to 4 ¼ inches long and 2 ¾ inches wide cupped downward. Leaves are dark green and purple beneath, quilted with darker valleys. Flowers are a rich reddish purple appearing above the foliage on short petioles in clusters of from 6 to 8. This plant is not a prolific bloomer but the richness of foliage and deep velvet blossoms makes it standout in every collection.

10. №32. Here is definitely a mis-carriage of justice, in the writers opinion for it exceeds the others in qualities of perfection. Plant, perfect in form, mature leaves growing flat with new leaves having a tendency to stand erect. The young leaves are quite cupped and very red on the under side making a very attractive contrast to the deep rich olive green. Leaves ovate, slightly dentate, always cupped with veining very definite. Flowers are orhid violet with the same round blossom appearing just above the foliage on short flower stems in clusters of 6 to 7. It is regretted it does not carry a glamorous name.

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