Who We Are
The AFRICAN VIOLET COUNCIL OF FLORIDA (AVCF) was founded January 14, 1978 with about 91 members. AVCF is affiliated with the African
Violet Society of America, Inc. (AVSA) and the Dixie African Violet Society (DAVS), ever since 1978.
The AVCF holds regular meetings twice a year in the Spring and the Fall. The time and place is announced at the previous meeting and on this website.
The members enjoy growing and sharing information about all kinds of African violets including species and various other gesneriads. The African violet, botanically known as Saintpaulia, is a genus of six species of herbaceous perennial flowering plants in the gesneriad family. African violets or Saintpaulias
are native to Tanzania and the area adjacent to southeastern Kenya in eastern tropical Africa.
While some of our AVCF members are very experienced and seasoned
fanciers of the African violets and other gesneriads, some of our members are novices. Our experienced members are very happy to assist other members and help them learn how to grow beautiful violets.
Currently 14 clubs and two organizations are affiliated with AVCF. Click on the tab marked Affiliated Clubs on this website or click here to view the clubs and organizations and more information about each.
'Ma's Silver Dream' grown by Sally Scaggs