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Rob's Calypso Beat

Great!  Bright pink sdbls. dotted with purple fantasy.  Heavy and constant bloomer.  Semiminiature.  AVSA #8169


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Rob's Calypso Beat

Average Rating 4.8 out of 5

Whimsical and shimmery!!! You need this one!

Rob’s Calypso Beat is absolutely one of my favorites!!! It arrived in perfect condition, with dark green foliage and full of buds ready to bloom! After about 4 weeks of patiently waiting she finally bloomed. The flowers are so delicate and whimsical and so so shimmery! I absolutely love it! This little gem gets five stars!

Lacy Anthony May 14 2024, 12:24 PM

Multiple crowns

I was really looking forward to this little plant but am having trouble with multiple crowns and not much blooming I have been removing sucker plants as I notice them the blooms I have got are gorgeous just want more

Dan Krueger Jan 18 2022, 00:17 AM

True gem

First mini, and absolutely love it! Perfect condition !

Anonymous Sep 24 2021, 10:14 AM


Received this beauty last week. It arrived in perfect condition and in full bloom! Spectacular plant.

Susan Mendelsohn Aug 23 2021, 11:04 AM

A True Stunner

My order contains a beautiful selection of minis, but this is the one I am most anxious to see. Also excited to see what I receive for my freebie!

Anonymous May 25 2021, 20:10 PM

First Mini - So Happy

Rob's Calypso Beat is my first Mini violet and I am thrilled with it! It arrived wonderfully packaged with several blossoms ready to pop. The flowers are beautiful and lasted quite a length of time. Looking forward to more gems from Violet Barn!

Sheila Angalet May 11 2021, 10:32 AM

Beautiful fantasy blooms

Happy, profuse bloomer — a gem in my collection

Maya Pahima Apr 21 2021, 23:16 PM


A beautiful little plant with a big bloom surprise!

sharon a abrams Dec 27 2020, 22:39 PM

Very pretty!

Already in bloom, beautiful symmetry. Looking forward to watching it grow.

Linda A Gorman Oct 02 2020, 17:56 PM


This is my second time buying it, this plant really likes to bloom! And it has grown very well.

Anonymous Sep 22 2020, 21:10 PM

Calypso beat - you need this one!!

Beautiful dark green leaves. Pleasantly surprised by the bloom size on this little plant. Mine are mostly purple, but I suspect will become more true to color with age. Beautiful addition to my collection!

Emily Tanner Aug 23 2020, 11:36 AM

Got one as a gift, the calypso is just a lovely color

Ah, the poor man’s indoor Azalea, except longer blooming, lovely color, came here to order another, to have two, we have a 1918 circa house, small kitchen, one SW window, so not much room. But saw Rob's Itchy Britches, variegated leaves, and thought this would look lovely next to the Calypso.

Dana Raciborski Apr 29 2020, 16:07 PM


Tiny little plant, grows very well and round. Flowers are cheery with just the right amount of fantasy. Love it *

hiza benevides Apr 20 2020, 04:32 AM


My son actually picked this plant out and I couldn’t be happier with it. It arrived with multiple blooms and more buds that have continuously bloomed throughout the past few weeks. The flowers shimmer as if they have glitter in them; absolutely stunning.

Julianne Lindsey Oct 08 2019, 21:29 PM

Perfect little plant

This is my first mini and will definitely not be the last! All plants from VB are healthy and perfectly packed. Thank you Violet Barn, my new go to for violets and other plants.

Sally Niece Oct 07 2019, 17:43 PM

My first ticket to the african violet world

This is the first African violet and a gift received from a friend of mine in the east coast, who grows African violet at home. This joyful pinky-purple-ish flowers always cheers me up in my bad days and light up my apartment. Not too techie to take care of. My mom in Taiwan also has several pretty African violet plants for years, too. African violet is one of our mother-daughter common topics every time when I call home.

Isabella Lee Jul 23 2019, 20:17 PM

Securely packed, beautiful little violets

I received this semi-mini and Rob's Fuddy Duddy in the same order. Rob's Calypso had a single bloom that was a little sad from being transported, so I pinched it off. Other than that both plants were in perfect shape. Rob's Fuddy Duddy had two blooms and several buds. I am extremely happy with how quickly I received them, how securely they were packed and how beautiful the plants are. These are the first AV's that I've owned in many, many years. I will definitely order more from the Violet Barn to build my collection.

judie sigdel Jun 17 2019, 15:24 PM

Picture does not do this plant justice!!!

This was one of the 10 in the assorted mini's I ordered. It arrived in bloom as well as several others in bloom. The color is breath taking. The dark flecks of purple make me think of star dust for some reason. Almost all arrived in bloom or in bud, many buds. I cant wait for them to open to be in awe of the colors. All arrived in great shape. I had 3 or 4 broken leaves but they are so full it didn't matter. Great assortment several with beautiful varigated leaves. Great job done by the team at Violet Barn!! I will order again. *

Anonymous Apr 26 2019, 18:37 PM

Highly Recommended

Rob’s Caylpso Beat is such a gorgeous mini. The leaves shape nicely, and the purple fantasy is beautiful. I remove the flowers as soon as they show any sign of decay, but I can’t bring myself to toss them. So, I float them in a dish of water to admire their beauty just a little longer!

Anonymous Apr 09 2019, 15:09 PM


In bloom for me upon arrival. Beautiful. Soft pink with trace blue speckles. Lovely delicate looking flowers. Thank you!

Gina Montagna Feb 24 2019, 23:36 PM

love the blooms

I got this plant in July. It arrived with several blooms and continued to bloom nicely until this last month. I hope it is just going dormant for awhile, because I love the fantasy coloring!

Margaret Siirila Oct 19 2018, 16:56 PM

Beautiful little African Violet

I think each time I receive another violet it's better than all the ones before. First bloom and so pretty.

Milagros Beaumont Jul 09 2018, 22:52 PM

Love this semi-mini

This one came to me in bloom and stayed in bloom even after repotting. I thought it was a little thin on foliage so i trimmed flower spikes off and it grew 3 new rows of leaves within weeks and started flowering again shortly after. This one loves to flower.

Brandon Kruszka Jun 22 2018, 21:22 PM

Lots of Blooms!

I ordered this plant and it came in bloom and l had tons of blooms with more flower buds ready to replace them. And the flowers are beautiful the picture does not do it justice. Def. A must buy if your into mini violets.

Brandon Kruszka May 16 2018, 22:24 PM


I ordered this beautiful violet and am not disappointed. The beautiful flowers make a statement with the bright pink and lovely speckles. And the plant itself is very pleasing too. I am sure this will be most pleasing during the long winter days to come.

Sandra Hicks Jan 08 2018, 14:53 PM

Blooms and Blooms!

I've only had mine for about a month or more and it has been in bloom since it arrived. Right now it has three open blooms with six buds waiting to open. Very pretty and cute mini with lovely flowers. Recommended!

Florence Lu Oct 27 2017, 04:26 AM

Beautiful little bloomer

I picked up this plant from the Violet Barn at a show a year or so ago and it certainly lives up to expectations! The description is accurate - it is definitely a heavy/constant bloomer. I have had no issues maintaining the plant as far as flowering and new foliage are concerned. It's a beautiful little plant to boot, and I always receive compliments on it when I have guests over. It has stayed small and I keep it in tucked in the corner of my kitchen window. Very satisfied with my purchase!

Rita Reynolds Apr 09 2017, 10:32 AM

great plant

Grows very well with beautiful blloms

Thomas Heister Jan 12 2015, 22:29 PM

Grows like a mini

Very symmetrical grower, lovely little rosette. I find that this variety tends to grow more like a mini than a semi. Mine has not been much of a bloomer; however, when it does bloom, those speckled petals are absolutely lovely! Compared with the pictures, the blooms on my plant are more akin to the second than the first.

Anonymous Oct 05 2014, 17:29 PM

Love Miniatures

I adore miniature violets, the smaller the better. But, I do enjoy a very nice semiminiature as well. This one is spectacular! It arrived as a very nice size and shaped plant with three blooms. I was very pleased!

Dixie Mahaffie Aug 22 2014, 19:58 PM

Beautiful blooms!

I received this plant in bloom as one of the 10 miniatures that I ordered. The blooms are beautiful light pink flowers with lavender dots. The plants were packed well and arrived in perfect condition. I will be placing future orders for more violets! I love them!!

Joanne Martins Jul 13 2014, 15:51 PM

Old Time Favorite

I have grown this plant for many years. I actually remember when it came out. I purchased it and was amazed at the abundance of bloom. I will always have this in my collection. Will

Wilson E Cronk Jun 17 2014, 20:22 PM

Real Winner

This plant has always been a great performer. Its easy to grow and when it blooms it just gets better! One of the best!

Wilson E Cronk May 03 2014, 16:29 PM

Love This Plant!

This is one of my favorite minis. It never fails to impress me!

Anonymous Mar 11 2014, 06:37 AM

adorable little plant

this plant arrived in bloom and is still blooming. very cute

Robin Cohen Mar 09 2014, 12:00 PM

Great bloomer!

This plant really likes to bloom! And it has grown well in the window and under the lights!

Debbie Apr 17 2013, 19:13 PM


This plant is always in bloom for me and what makes it really different from most fantasy, is that is all dotted. Something unique

LINDA LIEU Feb 02 2013, 15:03 PM

Gorgeous Little Bloomer

Of all the violets in my humble collection, this one is among my favorites. It's an absolute stunner and it's always in bloom!

Rachel Dec 23 2012, 10:15 AM

Love this mini!

Ordered this cutie about 9 months ago. It has some of the most interesting color striations! It blooms well and is probably my favorite miniature to date.

Sheri Mar 15 2012, 10:27 AM

Worth a spot in your collection

The main picture doesn't look as much like the real thing as the smaller picture, but this is a lovely little guy. The size is truly semi miniature and the blooms really do seem to sparkle. The speckling makes it a fun addition to most collections, and tho mine doesn't bloom "continuously", it is a heavy bloomer, and a hardy plant.

Laura Morgan Feb 01 2012, 20:17 PM

Love this little gem

Very symmetrical, this one is a sweetie. Already has a bloom on it and I have only had it a week.

Sally Jan 11 2012, 18:00 PM


Hi just want to say that my sister violet --loves her violets--this is one of her favorits--her house is full of them--thanks anthony.

anthony carrera Oct 25 2011, 18:59 PM

long lasting

This little gem has survived the toughest of conditions. In an area where it is occasionally forgotten but always seems to put out some flowers on a regular basis. Lovely green foliage.

Joanne Karen Williams Jul 15 2011, 09:23 AM

robs claypso best

just love the sparkle in each flower--loves to bloom all the time by violet

violet Apr 28 2011, 16:05 PM

A Favorite

This is one violet that can stand alone. The paint splashed flowers are beautiful

Meg Jan 28 2011, 10:22 AM

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