Violet Le - a group of flowers that includes many varieties. They are characterized by velvet leaf plates and delicate colors. Unpretentious Le violets with high decorativeness were bred by Ukrainian breeder Elena Lebetskaya.
Lebedskaya Elena selection
Violets of Lebetskoy appeared by chance, a woman collected various kinds of flowers. Soon, she seriously began to create new varieties based on standard varieties. Now this group includes varieties with different shape, size and structure of leaves, as well as many colors of buds. Known all over the world.
Terry and colorful violets Le bred by one breeder
Brief biography of the breeder
Elena Anatolievna Lebetskaya was born and currently lives in the Ukrainian city of Vinnitsa. She has her own summer house on the outskirts, which is convenient for her kind of activity. In 2000, the woman began seriously collecting violets and sectioning them. By 2020, there are already more than 400 varieties of Le violets.
At the moment, all the flowers of the selection of Lebetskaya Elena are very popular around the world. A well-known variety is Lyon's Early Spring, a distinctive feature of which is snow-white large buds. This flower is the only white violet in the world.
For all 20 years of activity, Lebetskaya has received many awards and prizes not only within the CIS countries, but also at international festivals and exhibitions. The breeder actively collaborates with the Moscow House of Violets and continues to create new varieties.
Descriptions and characteristics of species and varieties
There are about 400 varieties of violets or senplolia created by Elena Lebetskaya. In addition to the varieties listed below, other Le no less beautiful violets are noted: Galatea, Daisy, Casablanca, Suzanne, Melania, Marilyn, Praline, Rainbow, English Rose, Twilight.
Le Lena has buds in the shape of water lilies
Le Len violets have variegated leaf plates that have a velvet surface. Its greenish tint flowers are formed like water lilies, in the middle of which there is a clear blue tint. Terry petals have a slight sharpening at the ends.
Young variety bred in 2018. Violet Rimma is characterized by variegated foliage of a rich green and silver hue. Large buds have a pale pink color. The edges of the petals are corrugated, have small dots of fuchsia color.
Variety Roman is famous for the warm colors of buds, which consists of pale pink, honey, brown and greenish shades. To the edge, the petals are light in color; closer to the base, the color palette becomes thicker and brighter. Rosette bush smooth painted in bright green.
Note! Le Roman is a difficult breed to breed.
Violet Liliana has flowers of saturated pink color. The edges of the petals are corrugated with bright raspberry fringe. The leaf plates are also wavy at the edges and painted in a bright green color.
Violet Le Cristina is characterized by the presence of snow-white terry buds in the form of stars. They have a noticeable blue tint and variegated foliage on a flat outlet. It was launched in 2018.
Le Ilona violet has half-terry, bright pink buds. The edges of the petals have a corrugated shape and a border of purple specks.
The description of the stem rosette of the Martha variety differs from other violets. The plant has a light shade, and not saturated green, like other bushes. Large star-shaped flowers are painted in white and blue, their edges are green. There are terry and semi-double flowers of this variety.
Cannabis - violet with bright pink buds
Konopushka has double pink flowers or a dark ruby speck. The wavy edges of the petals are painted in a plain burgundy or crimson color. The young variety was bred by Lebetskoy in 2018.
Alice's large snow-white buds are decorated with pink-red spots. Variegated foliage has a velvet surface.
The rosette of the variety has pinkish tints on a green background. Beatrice flowers are bright red, along the edge of each there is a white border.
Young Le violet with cream-blue flowers with blue streaks. The edges of each petal are corrugated, which gives the buds splendor and tenderness.
Inga has a variegated rosette with dense velvet leaves. Large buds are painted in a pure white shade, in the center of which there is a lilac eye.
The violet of Le Irual is characterized by the presence of variegated foliage of dark and light green shades. Large buds with red velvet pointed petals.
It has a simple white bud color with a red eye in the middle. The leaf socket is painted white-green.
Le Bogdan - a young variety with a variegated rosette
The young variety of Bogdan was bred in 2018. Its star-shaped creamy flowers have a purple eye. Rosette bush green, turning into variegated foliage.
Le Vera has a beautiful bud color: a soft peach background with red dots on the edges of the petals.
Le Noir has rightfully earned a mystical and dark name. Its flowers have a dark purple color and a velvet surface. The edges of each petal are wavy, which gives the buds splendor. The variety is 2019 and does not have the proper fame, but due to its decorativeness it is quickly gaining popularity.
There are semi-double dense petals with a corrugated surface. The flowers have the shape of a ball and are located on erect peduncles. Wavy leaves at the base form a bright, light green rosette.
This variety of Le violets is characterized by the presence of flowers similar to bells. They have a pink color at the base and a yellow undulation at the very end. Variegated foliage of various green colors.
Soft, diffused light is needed to grow flowers.
Landing and Care Recommendations
The great advantage of Lebetskaya violets is the unpretentiousness in the care of the flower. With proper bush cultivation, problems may not arise at all.
What kind of soil, light, moisture, planting capacity
For the proper cultivation of violets, it is necessary to create favorable conditions in the room, as well as plant a flower in nutritious soil. The optimum temperature for the content is 20-26 ℃. It is worthwhile to beware of drafts, since the plant does not treat temperature jumps well.
For maintenance, it is necessary to select places with diffused light so that the plant does not receive burns. With a lack of light, flowering will not be plentiful. The soil is regularly fed with mineral fertilizers. For this, superphosphate is used and the procedure is performed twice a month.
Water the bush once a week, so as not to flood it, otherwise the soil will condense and become unusable. After irrigation, soil loosening is carried out 3-4 cm in depth.
Important! For cultivation, you need to select neutral soil, in acidic soil, the flowers of the bush will begin to dry out and turn pale.
The main difficulties in caring for the plant
There are no serious difficulties in growing. The main thing - do not flood the bush and monitor the lighting. When water stagnates in the soil, pests and infectious diseases can appear.
Features of breeding at home
Violet Le at home is propagated by seeds and cuttings, but the first method is rarely used. The seed method is relevant only for breeders when creating new varieties.
Description of breeding species
To propagate the flower by cuttings, cut a leaf from an adult bush. Then put it in a glass with clean and warm water and put it in place with good lighting. After 2 weeks, roots will appear that can be planted in the substrate stalk. Planted in the ground, moisten from a spray bottle. They are covered with a film on top and put in place with good lighting.
Transplant after purchase and during reproduction
Senpolia transplantation is carried out annually in the spring. The capacity for transplantation in the first years of life should be slightly higher than the old volume. It is necessary to fill a third of the capacity with the soil mixture and arrange the roots of the bush. Place the remaining substrate on top, leaving no empty spaces. Water the bush and place the container in a moderately lit place.
Violet Le has a good immunity to diseases
Possible problems in growing Le violets
Violet does not often suffer from damage by diseases and pests, and with proper care this problem can be completely avoided.
Among the diseases, powdery mildew and leaf spot are distinguished. Due to powdery mildew, the leaves of the violet are covered with a white coating, and with spotting, brown spots appear. Dew can be cured by washing the flower with soap and water in the shower, and spotting with fungicides.
Among pests, thrips and aphids provide the most anxiety for the senpolia. Thrips can be transported when airing a room with street trees. They are destroyed by the insecticides Akarin or Dantop. The aphid is located on the back of the leaves and is treated with tobacco infusion or a soap solution.
Sometimes there may be problems with drying and falling of leaves, as well as lack of flowering. In this case, it is necessary to review existing care measures.
Le violets are beautiful, and every year their varietal number increases, thanks to the activities of Elena Lebetskoy. Bright flowers look beautiful in the interior and do not require complicated care.