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Bob Serbin

One of our favorites, its highly recommended.  Sdbl. red pansies with white edge.  Excellent dark, quilted, foliage.  Always in bloom, highly recommended.  Standard.  (Brownlie)  AVSA #8292


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Bob Serbin

Average Rating 4.7 out of 5

Bob Serbin

I ordered this plant because I have always wanted a red violet. This violet blooms a beautiful red flower with a white line around the edge. Mine stays in constant bloom now that I keep it very moist when the flowers appear. The dark green leaves are a nice touch and make the red stand out even brighter. I love this plant and have already propagated it twice. It is easy to care for and does not disappoint. Thank you Violet Barn for this one!

Kimberly Dale Dec 30 2023, 12:55 PM

Outstanding in every way!!!

This violet is a beauty. Nice leaf pattern. Gorgeous big blooms on sturdy stems, that last a long time. Very hardy and grown in natural light. Highly recommend adding this one to your collection.

Marilyn Greer Oct 14 2023, 17:42 PM

Marina T.

Got this plant last year and it grows very big with amazing colors blooms!! Very happy!!

Marina Tuberman Aug 20 2023, 21:16 PM

Worth the wait

this was shipped in excellent condition. It took it’s time blooming, but then it was stunning, very profuse and lasted for a long time. Love Bob Serbin!

Stephani Boswell Jan 28 2023, 13:39 PM

Bob Serbin

One of my favorite plants. It is a good strong grower but took a long time to bloom for me.

Linda Tormey Dec 09 2022, 11:43 AM

Came in a sellers choice-stunning!

Shipped beautifully, stunning little plant

Ashley Raley Oct 11 2022, 10:59 AM

The leaves on mine got really hairy and unattractive

I'm new to this and overwatered. Am just now trying to dry it out and recover the plant. It just come back but I'm not sure I will keep it as the leaves are so unattractive. It was great when it came and the little plant even bloomed once (with many likes from friends) but then I did it in. I think in this case the plant might be easy for most - I just didn't know what I was doing.

Alisa Butler Aug 01 2022, 16:00 PM

Very fast grower!

This young plantlet grew very quickly into a beautiful specimen. Nice symmetry and stark blooms. Very lovely violet!

Madeline Stalder Apr 27 2022, 12:18 PM

A favorite!

I originally had this violet when I started my collection of AV’s over 20 years ago. It didn’t survive one of my moves. I am very happy to have it my collection again . It has beautiful blooms on sturdy stems and the plant grows in a nice shape. Thank you Rob’s for your including it as a free plant on my last order.

Marilyn Greer Apr 17 2022, 01:47 AM

Finally blooming!

Bought this a year ago and he is finally blooming again! Very nice!

Barb Mayberry Mar 07 2022, 11:24 AM

Waiting on Bob

I have seen so many fabulous pictures of this violet on social media and Bob seems to be a real crowd pleaser. I received mine during some very cold weather and lost a couple of leaves. It's in the process of coming back and I look foward to blooms but they seem a while away. i went ahead and gave Bob 5 stars but my particular plant is about a 3 right now.

Julie Kendall Mar 05 2022, 21:17 PM

Wonderful plant

Fast growing and already blooming. Beautiful deep red flowers.

Laura Mignone Dec 29 2021, 13:25 PM

The plant that keeps on giving.

I love this plant! Ordered this plant after I saw it in a Martha Stewart magazine. Sadly I killed the first one. Ordered again a year or so again and have been so pleased with it. This plant blooms so frequently it has big beautiful blooms. The folage is beautiful too. If you want a plant that blooms regularly this is the plant for you

Ellen Dyer Oct 17 2021, 11:24 AM


This beautiful red violet is always blooming! Highly recommend!

Anonymous Oct 12 2021, 20:32 PM

Even bloomed for my daughter with a black thumb

My daughter has killed air plants and various other so-called easy to grow plants, but this? It survived and bloomed! She is incredibly proud to have started to turn that black thumb green.

Katherine Foster Oct 10 2021, 22:16 PM

Very hardy violet!

I absolutely love the Bob Serbin that I bought from Violet Barn. It is a vigorous violet with beautiful blooms. I think this one would be a confidence builder for even a beginner. I highly recommend it!

Kristy Heide Sep 20 2021, 12:18 PM

Plenty to share.

I have enjoyed growing Bob Serbin over the years. It’s a great hardy growing violet that blooms like crazy. Nice red color with a solid well defined White edge. It easily propagates and grows fast so there’s always lots of new plants to give away. Your violet friends will love you!

Douglas Darnold Sep 13 2021, 17:00 PM

A stunning plant

This violet is very sturdy, has good growing habits and the blooms are beautiful!!!

Marilyn Greer May 07 2021, 22:13 PM

Beautiful flowers

Love this beautiful plant and recommend it highly Looking forward to ordering more violets.

Michael Jenkins Apr 20 2021, 09:52 AM

This is a MUST-Have

I submitted a review about this Bob Serbin, and forgot to rate the star. it will be 5 stars.

Ke Ma Apr 12 2021, 13:11 PM



KATARIN ARAUZ Mar 21 2021, 21:28 PM

Not a small standard

It’s my second review for this AV. After I read one review about that it’s a smaller standard, I have to defend this AV. I wish to able to put the picture of mine. My Bob Serbian violet is pretty big size and sits in 4” clay pot; thus, it is a regular standard AV. Gorgeous. Easy grow and in constant bloom.

Elena Marshall Oct 09 2020, 10:16 AM

Extremely profuse blooming!

Constantly flowering, blooms and foliage are both gorgeous. Out of all my plants these are thes one that everyone comments on when they walk into my living room. My favorite and highly recommended.

Amanda Clear Oct 04 2020, 11:22 AM

A Smaller Standard

My Bob Serbin was slow to take off, but now that it's established, it's in constant bloom. Now that the weather has cooled, it is beginning to display a hint of its white Geneva edge. The earlier blooms this summer didn't wow; they were a light burgundy color and rather petite. All in all, it is not a huge plant, so it is great for someone who doesn't have a ton of shelf space. I'm looking forward to its fall and winter blooms. The white edge will look great!

Mary Easley Sep 22 2020, 09:56 AM

Easy and fast bloomer

This violet is a very easy and fast bloomer. Even though my plant gave a single layered flowers, it is gorgeous! Leaves made a perfect nest and many flowers stood high above it. Definitely, recommend it.

Elena Marshall Aug 06 2020, 16:34 PM

Bob Serbin

Amazing color!!! Long lasting blooms. Dark foliage a definite compliment. One of the many healthy, happy, plants I have purchased from the Violet Barn. Thank You Rob, Margaret 8/6/2020

Margaret Sanicola Aug 06 2020, 15:48 PM

Eager to flower!

I just received this plant about a month ago. Lo and behold, when I was watering today I noticed "Bob Serbin" already has buds on it! I can't wait to see the flowers; such a trooper sending out flower stems when it only has a few leaves. I think this one will do well for me.

Marie Nickerson May 12 2020, 13:37 PM


Bought it several years ago the blooms are breath taking.

Anonymous Apr 17 2020, 01:13 AM


This is such a beautiful bloom! Stands out against the darker foliage. I lost my plant thru my own mistakes so I'm going to try again. I love this plant!

Barbara Dixon Sep 22 2019, 21:24 PM

One of my favorites!

Hardy plant and heavy bloomer. Have received many compliments on this one.

Barbara Kaminski Aug 27 2019, 16:53 PM

WHAT a grogeous violet!

Deep red with white edge....incredibly beautiful double flowers over a perfect green rosette. Easy to bloom and care for.

Gloria Apr 07 2018, 18:13 PM

Bob Serbin is So Easy

One of the all time favorites to cherish. The foliage is naturally symmetrical. It flowers easily.

Linda Mangold Oct 30 2017, 10:49 AM


This is my FIRST EVER violet and I absolutely love it! It's really beautiful and the packaging was impeccable. I was a bit nervous ordering online , but I have no doubt that this will be the first of many orders from The Violet Barn!

Tamra Scramlin Aug 10 2017, 13:38 PM

Beautiful plant

I love this plant and the color of the blooms. Hearty and easy to care for. Definitely a must have.

Sharon RICHARDSON Jun 03 2017, 00:19 AM

Blue ribbon winner!

I ordered this plant from you and won a blue ribbon with it. It grows effortlessly so is a perfect choice for novice growers. It is a very satisfying plant. Thank you for offering it.

J lorie May 26 2017, 07:31 AM

Bob Serbin

One of my best violets. Has been a healthy grower since I got it and has bloomed several times. Recovers quickly in the event of damage or accident in my experience.

Ben Oct 16 2016, 16:47 PM

Bob's a great guy

I went from growing only to show to growing only in my window sills and Bob Serbin still impresses me even with the less-than-ideal window conditions. The foliage is pleasing in color and symmetry and the blooms are long-lasting. I love Bob Serbin the most for the lovely slight ruffling of blooms and happy red color and white edging. Very highly recommended for either show or window!

C. C. Jun 28 2016, 19:37 PM

Easy to Grow

This is a lovely violet. It has a very nice shape and the ruffly flowers grow high above the leaves. Not a very fast grower. I have had no problems with it.

Phyllis Jun 23 2016, 17:00 PM

Love This Plant

Arrived in perfect condition. After its first bloom it was transplanted to a larger pot and that's when it took off. It grew quickly and bloomed profusely and often. I have never seen so many blooms on a stalk. I highly recommend this plant for anyone looking for a stunning red!

Teresa Jordan Apr 22 2016, 15:29 PM

Bob Serbin

Nice, vigorous plant. It is so lovely and the colors are striking.

Janet Zappini Nov 07 2015, 23:05 PM

Beautiful but didn't do well for me

I had a very hard time growing this plant. It never seemed to really establish itself and I have had great luck with all other Violet Barn plants. But it keeps speaking to me so I'm trying it again!

Jennifer Black-Boesch Aug 29 2015, 08:53 AM

Bob Serbin

I chose this plant rather randomly. Now though it is still a "teenager", it is one of my favorites. Both the blooms and the foliage is breath taking. I consider myself lucky to find it.

Emel Uckan Aug 28 2015, 18:55 PM

My all time favorite

Bob Serbin is my all time favorite plant. I have given several away. It has strong beautiful blooms. The color is a beautiful red. I love the edging also.

Celeste Ertelt Jul 24 2015, 16:45 PM

One of the Best

"Bob S." always performs beautifully! I gave away all my AV's when I moved and this is one that had to be replaced. It blooms proudly and for long periods of time. Just a beautiful AV and easy to grow/shape. This is one of those rare "easy to grow" that is truly "easy to grow". Enjoy!

GEORGIA FROSCH Jul 16 2015, 04:37 AM

Flower stems like tall trees!

I have never seen a African Violet plant grow flowers on stems that reach for the sky. These flower stems look like small trees. The flower stems are thick and strong and place the flowers a full 4 inches above the top of the pot. Each flower stem is like a tree. I have never seen this before in any other AV plant.

Joseph Ferraro Jun 27 2015, 05:52 AM

Bob Serbin

I have ordered many times And have always been delighted But this time leaves were broken there was one tiny bud. witch did dry up and had to be removed. I ordered 9/20/14 the plant has not gotten any new leaves and no more buds first time I have ever had this happen. And been disapointed

Anonymous Apr 15 2015, 19:06 PM

Surprise Favorite

This is one of my best. I don't like red but when I visited, I could not resist! I am so glad I got it, it is always blooming and looks great even when it isn't!

Katura Huckabay Mar 26 2015, 20:28 PM

Carolina Elegant Affair

The leaves are beautiful. If you leave the plant a bright window the leaves turn pinkish. The flowers are delicate and with their yellow centers.....I wasn't sure I would like it but it is now my favorite.

Brenda Dunakin Oct 28 2014, 11:50 AM

Proven winner

Bob Serbin is a proven winner in my book. Easy to grow, puts on a big show faithfully and generous in providing new starts. Good red with a beautiful white edge that is very pleasing to the eye.

Douglas Darnold Sep 18 2014, 01:48 AM

great violet

Got this as a freebie, love it. Very pretty and thrilled to get such a nice violet free.

Suzanne Wagner Mar 12 2014, 13:18 PM


This plant is a must have. It is not in constant bloom, but it blooms its heart out quite often and it well worth the wait. The leaves are beautiful dark green. The shade of the blooms are a deep red with pencil edge white border.

Priscilla Varney Aug 17 2013, 23:03 PM


Bob Serbin is among my favorites too, it's always in bloom. I especially love the leaves too, very accurate form, beautiful deep dark green color!

Yuliya May 21 2013, 12:04 PM

Great Plant

What's not to love about Bob Serbin? The color is outstanding and the white edge is a perfect compliment. The flowers are held well above the foliage. The plant itself is well behaved and shapes easily.

BDT May 11 2013, 08:47 AM

Stephanie George

This is my favorite Violet. It looks just a pictured, and is constantly in bloom! The color is absolutely amazing.

Anonymous Apr 28 2013, 17:27 PM

My all time favorite violet

This is my all time favorite violet. The color is beautiful. It blooms continually with many blossoms. It is easy to grow and a strong plant.

Celeste Ertelt Apr 28 2013, 14:44 PM

Beautiful Bob Serbin

My Bob Serbin arrived today in perfect condition and in beautiful bloom! I could not be more pleased with this AV, it's always been a dream of mine to have one - let alone one grown by legends amongst AV growers. It was impeccably wrapped and just amazing. I'd highly recommend this plant, a must have for a collection.

Leo Hayden Apr 11 2013, 15:31 PM

gorgeous accent

I've had this plant in the past, and it was a lovely accent piece in my bedroom. It bloomed nearly constantly, snd always looked lush.

izzy Apr 06 2013, 12:41 PM

Simply Gorgeous

I bought this plant about a year ago and it has never been without blooms. The color is simply gorgeous, so deep and saturated and the white outlining really stands out. The leaves are beautiful, grow in a perfect symmetrical fashion and take a little pruning with ease. This is an all around perfect AV for beginners and pros alike. Definitely worth starting or adding to a collection.

Patty Lanenga Dec 03 2012, 14:59 PM

Just beautiful

This violet is simply beautiful. Easy to care for and full of blooms. I always enjoy every plant I get from Violet Barn. Best place to get healthy violets.

Brenda Gerig May 07 2012, 13:25 PM

Bob Serbin

I have grown this plant for about a year now. It is a healthy plant not fussy at all. I really like the red with white edge. Its a favorite because its always flowering and nice green leaves so it usually sits on the coffee table because it usually has pretty flowers to look at.

Diana Apr 15 2012, 01:57 AM

A best bloomer

This is my husband's favorite violet, and also one of my favorites. Beautiful dark red flowers, very free flowering. The best red violet I have.

Jun Liu Oct 27 2011, 23:15 PM

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