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G. Zambra

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of Windward Violet Farm, Windward, Dawlish, Devon. Telephone: Dawlish 49. Cables: "Zambra, Dawlish"

  • 1929 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Perfumes and other Toilet Preparations in Violet and Lavender. (Stand No. M.103) [1]
  • c1930s Pamela Zambra - G. Zambra, Windward, Holcombe (Devon) UK. A seedling from 'Explorateur Dybowski', named after the daughter of the proprietors, Grace and George Zambra. The flowers are a velvety purple on stems 9 to 12 inches in length rendering them excellent for cutting. Have a good perfume and are reputed to last well in water. This variety would seem to be immune to most of the ills that befall violets, including the dreaded red spider mite. The foliage is similar to that of the parent, and seems to prefer to be grown outside in milder climates, where it will flower vigorously. A late bloomer but well worth waiting for.

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Sources of Information

  • [1] The American Violet Society