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Missouri Valley Hybridizer History Project

Many of us may have favorite African violet cultivars that we like to grow, that do well in our growing conditions, and

that thrive on our windowsills.

At MVAVC's Spring Meeting in Lawrence, Kansas in June 2017,  MVAVC Historian Jill Jensen invited MVAVC members to join in collecting information about the many great MVAVC-affiliated hybridizers of the African violets and gesneriads that we enjoy today. This is a way to honor, thank, and remember those that have given so much to our hobby. Jill is collecting information about hybridizers who were MVAVC members or members of an MVAVC affiliated club.

We hope to compile the information collected to create a book of memories and about MVAVC-affiliated hybridizers and their plants. To make the project a success, your input is needed!

Do you want to be a part of history?


Please help by sharing information you have about MVAVC hybridizers. Do you grow any of their cultivars and have pictures of the cultivars in bloom that you would be willing to share?


To participate, please contact Jill at or click on the button below that will take you to a form that you can complete and send back with information. Thanks in advance for being a part of this important project!

Kansas City Barbecue,
Kent Stork, hybridizer
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