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Bristol's Goose Egg

Lovely pastel-pink blooms with large,clear, lemon-yellow throat.  Pleasantly fragrant blooms.  Very showy.  Scented blooms!


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Bristol's Goose Egg

Average Rating 4.9 out of 5

LOVE this plant!!

I have been growing this beautiful strep for about seven or eight years now and it is such a reliable bloomer. The pastel blooms are so delicate and people always ask about it. Yes, it is sweetly fragrant too. Reminds me of a soft jasmine scent. Interestingly, not every bloom cycle is fragrant. I assume this is related to growing conditions or temperature. This plant is a compact grower, relative to many other streps. It can even handle a little neglect if it doesn’t get watered (not that I would ever do that haha). It will perk right back up. This is a must-have plant for the collector.

Mitchell Taylor Aug 02 2023, 21:38 PM

Goose Egg

I have had this plant for several years and it has been a consistent bloomer during spring and summer months. This plant seems more hardy than others. It has been a welcome addition to my collection.

Mitzi Sinclair Apr 11 2022, 08:54 AM

More white than pink, but blooms a lot!

Got this as a freebie with another order and it has taken off in the few months that I've had it! It bloomed within a month, and has been going steadily ever since. My blooms came out white with a yellow center and just a hint of pink blush. It's a really nice smaller plant that doesn't get too overgrown. This would make a good variety to grow and give as a gift.

Bree Guerra Feb 15 2022, 12:26 PM

Pleasantly surprised!

I received my plant a couple of months ago and it just bloomed for me. I was expecting tiny little flowers but they are much larger than I thought they'd be. So happy with all my streps!!

sallyann flynn May 18 2021, 22:34 PM

Buy Them All

Over the years, I have purchased most all the various streps; I have loved each and every one. Whatever you decide to purchase you won't be disappointed with the plant or the shipping. All always arrive intact and some actually blooming.

Wanda L. Crowder Apr 02 2021, 18:47 PM

5 stars without hesitation

Very outstanding blooms that are almost white with a very pale yellow center. Regardless of the blooms not looking like the photo, I gave it 5 stars anyway. The Goose deserves it !

Warren Conover Mar 14 2021, 16:16 PM

Light color

I received my plant recently and was excited to learn it has flower, but it is very light color compare to picture on site. I will wait till it get mature but it would be nice to have the color I hope for.

Lilia Popova Oct 30 2020, 10:31 AM


The very best bloomer. My plant currently has 35 beautiful flowers open.

Kenneth Van Hoelst Apr 24 2020, 17:50 PM


This "Strep" plant is Amazing, blooming constantly. The flowers stay fresh for many days before any wilt to them. My husband is Amazed at this Bloomer. Kay

Kay King May 14 2019, 10:22 AM

love this one

This one has been blooming since I received it earlier this year. Love the delicate scent, Not as fancy as some of the others but always in bloom. Hoping to show this later this year.

Nancy Stetter May 08 2019, 14:12 PM

Still learning!

I was a bit disappointed with this one, the pink was so light it was almost white. Maybe if it hadn’t died on me the second blooming would have been a bit more pink. I’m learning the hard way on these plants to let them dry out good before watering.

Sandra Willis Aug 09 2018, 17:46 PM

H Ecklund April27 2018

Goose Egg purchased in June 2017. Slow to settle in to its new home.......but then it's giving a nonstop show flowers,flowers and more flowers. Always make me smile!!!!

Helen Ecklund Apr 27 2018, 20:25 PM

blooming machine!

I have had this plant for 6 months and it has never been out of bloom. It "twins" that is it sends up 2 stems at a time with 2 or 3 buds on each stem. It is a reliable workhorse plant.

L Everett Jan 26 2018, 12:27 PM

Vigorous Bloomer

This plant blooms its head off! It grows fine although a little slow, but it makes up for it by blooming and blooming. It very hardy, I repotted it as soon as I got it and it hasn't been affected at all. I have had it for 6 months and it has already bloomed 2x. It's fragrants is sweet but it's not a fill your room up kind of fragrance which I kinda wish it was, however, it seems with each blooming cycle the fragrance gets a little stronger :)

Mandy Mar 03 2017, 06:54 AM

Bristols Goose Egg

One of the most beautiful colored strep's I purchased it a couple of years ago and it was a prolific bloomer I would recommend this plant for anyone who loves streptocarpus blooms.

Rae Reschke Aug 11 2016, 14:21 PM

Stunning plant!

What an absolutely perfect plant! This is the first strep I have ever bought (along with Bristol's Lollipop) and it certainly will not be the last. This little beauty arrived perfectly packaged in bloom! When it arrived it had one bloom and two small buds near the base. I am amazed that Violet Barn takes such care to protect the delicate stems and blooms. The pastel colors are amazing and the small profile of this plant makes it perfect for a tight space. I can't wait to see this plant in full bloom so I can smell it! Do yourself a favor and get this plant that does not disappoint.

pdxgardener Aug 08 2016, 15:50 PM

Goose Egg

I received this plant around 3/11/16. The plant was only have 2 leaves. But now it is blooming with beautiful light pink, yellow throat flowers. Love it.

K Tan Apr 06 2016, 00:08 AM


I have a number of Streps and love them all...... but am so thrilled with this plant. I just got it a few weeks ago in my last order and as usual, every plant was packaged perfectly. I don't buy anywhere else! This plant was a freebie and like usual, am very impressed. It is very young but already has two huge blooms and a bud. The flowers are so big and the plant is very healthy. I love Violet Barn! Am actually placing probably my 8th or more order very soon! Please try them!

Judy Siemsen Mar 24 2016, 23:25 PM

Favorite Strep Ever !!

This was one of the first Streps that I ever bought and I continued to grow it and use it for hybridizing. It is without a doubt one of the most beautiful flowers among the Streps.

Fred Bellairs Mar 04 2016, 15:55 PM

Rob's best strep

After years of growing streps and violets, this beauty remains my top pick. The colors together are dreamy and alluring. It is a very sturdy grower. It is so pretty!

Linda Mangold Mar 01 2016, 09:36 AM

Bristol Goose Egg

My first order. Beautiful healthy plants.

Anonymous Sep 11 2015, 17:09 PM

Bristol's Goose Egg

This was my first streptocarpus… It was already in bloom when I received the plant… and is still blooming a month later! A great little plant… I plan to add a few more to my collection & I highly recommend you do the same.

Jeffrey King Jun 03 2015, 21:13 PM

Tall constant bloomer

6 months with constant blooms that reach well above the rest. Resistant to drying out, and a moderate size plant. If you keep layers of plants on your racks, here's one that will be a head above the rest, I very much recommend it!

Rob Ayotte May 11 2015, 02:37 AM

Bristol's Goose Egg

This is a wonderful plant. I have always had a hard time growing streps but this one grows its self.. It blooms and blooms and blooms. It was so beautiful I couldn't believe I grew it..

Terena Stotler Feb 25 2015, 19:57 PM

Nice Pink Blossoms!!

I ordered my first Strptocarpus from the Violet Barn and I continue to order them. I love the soft pink blossoms on this plant and the soft light fragrance. I recommend that you try this beautiful Streptocarpus and order some for your friends as they are easy to grow.

Karen Jean Matsko Hood Nov 02 2014, 12:26 PM

Easy and lovely

This strep was among my first purchases here, and has not disappointed me. It is easily the most vigorous and profuse grower/bloomer in my small collection. It has been loaded with attractive pink flowers year-round, and has quadrupled in size in less than a year. It has a slight fragrance close up in my opinion. Love it and will be back for more! Received product in perfect condition with quick, reliable shipping as well.

Elizabeth Seguy Jun 22 2014, 15:18 PM

A Real Trooper

Lovely little plant arrived beautifully packaged, as usual. Planted it in a large pot on my front porch and just left it to overwinter out there. Despite hitting 32F at night a few times, I lightly piled some dry fall Japanese Maple leaves over it, and it's already growing additional new leaves and starting to set flowers this Spring!

JC Woodley May 05 2014, 19:22 PM

Beautiful Colors and Graceful

The Bristols Goose Egg has been consistently vigorous since it arrived. It blooms not constantly, but often. It's particularly pleasing to look at when my violets are not flowering. As other reviewers have mentioned, be sure to leave lots of room for it, as the leaves are huge. Very happy with this plant. My first Strepto, but definitely not my last.

M.K. Ehret Apr 19 2014, 12:06 PM

Bristols Goose Egg

This is such a beautiful plant!! I know i get massive amounts of blooms under fluorescent lights. Such a pretty pale pink with a yellow eye!!

Anonymous Apr 19 2014, 09:46 AM

My Favorite "Egg"

I was gifted this by my teenage son and I immediately fell in love with this plant and its blooms that never seem to end and it's soft and sweet fragrance. I've never been let down by any of my Violet Barn. In fact My cart needs dwindled down from nearly $500 :) I am bedridden on a very limited income but my plants brighten my space everyday. Thanks Violet Barn !!!!

Kristin Hook Apr 08 2014, 03:57 AM

Lovely Goose Egg

What a wonderful plant. Grows well and flowers its head off. Excellent.

Ken Canning Feb 21 2014, 07:06 AM

Very Hardy

I have had three other orders, two lately, from VB that came in perfect shape. This last order, my fault cause of when I ordered, ended up being on its journey when the blizzard hit back east closing all the airports. My order was packaged like usual but it was evident that someone let it out in the cold. When I opened my little sacks, all the leaves on all the little plants were mush. They were pitiful! They took extra days to get here too which didn't help, I am sure. I cut all the mushy leaves totally off and then just hoped a lot. It's been a week and most I am still hoping on but my Goose Egg, my freebie even, is greening up with very tiny leaves. This has to be a very hardy plant to go through everything it did....I would recommend it to everyone. The blooms will be a bonus...I will definitely order from VB again but will watch the forecast better.

Judy Siemsen Dec 21 2013, 17:53 PM

Old Dependable

When nothing else is in bloom I can count on Goose Egg to brighten my shelf of streptos. I've also found that their disease/insect resistance (after an attack of mites). They're very easy to propagate; from one plant I've propagated at least 4 newbies over the years.

Virginia McCrae Sep 10 2013, 14:04 PM

my favorite

This plant is just plain PRETTY! It makes me happy just to look at it. I took it to our African Violet display and everyone had a fit over it-- it was just covered in blooms and some people could detect the scent. This one is very highly recommended.

Pamela Morgan Sep 07 2013, 11:39 AM

Wonderful plant!

I have not had this plant for very long, about 4 months, and it has not been out of bloom. It started to bloom 2 weeks after I got it, and it keeps on putting up more. Even with all this blooming, it still is adding leaves. Easy to grow, and beautiful. One of my favorites.

Anthony Peruzzi Jun 24 2013, 01:10 AM

Pretty plant

Arrived in great condition with one flower open. Flowers are pale pink compared to picture. It has continued to grow and flower since it arrived in Feb. Flowers last a long time and do have a nice fragrance.

Lorrie Ursitti May 13 2013, 13:49 PM

Came a Blooming

I ordered this and it came with blooms on it...very nice

Pasquale Scorzetti Apr 27 2013, 19:30 PM

Beautiful plant!!!!!

This is the first Strep I ever had, and I am won over! This plant is blooming and growing leaves like crazy! I am back for another one!

Connie Michael Apr 13 2013, 15:00 PM

Worlds Best Strep

In my experience this is the strongest strep there is. The speed of growth, the constant blooming, the size of the blooms, Goose Egg has it all. If you've never grown a Strep before, this is a great one to start with. I have never noticed a scent, and my plant Goose Egg from Violet Barn is more white than the photo, with only a trace of pink and yellow, but its still a great addition to my collection because it is so vigorous. Highly recommended!

Laura Morgan Nov 29 2012, 20:24 PM

Bristol's Goose Egg

Terrific plant! I've had mine for 5-6 years and love it. It's always in bloom (lots of flowers!). Though I've never noticed a scent, I don't mind. It's successfully weathered three moves and occasional neglect. I highly recommend this cheerful, hardy variety.

Josephine Jones Aug 23 2012, 14:08 PM

love this plant

Beautiful plant! Always in bloom and has a nice fragance.

Jennifer May 02 2012, 12:07 PM

Unstoppable bloomer

A plant so vigorous that only one year it is busting out of a six inch pot, having started from a "dixie" cup. I have personally never detected a scent, but the plant is awesome based on all its other merits alone.

Karen Nottonson Feb 27 2012, 22:12 PM

Great Goose Egg

This plant is the reason I am back to order more streps. My office has no windows, and to have this beautiful plant flowering constantly next to my computer brings a little bit of sunshine into my workday. It grows happily under a plant light on a timer. I absolutely love it!

Jessica A Jan 24 2012, 21:43 PM

Wow, wow and....wow!

This has to be one of my favorite streps. It is a super-heavy bloomer and looks spectacular on a fern stand. Very hardy and sturdy, when this is in heavy bloom, it will perfume the whole room. I would recommend this one for the novice grower who wants to get a big confidence boost right out of the gate!

Jack Kane Nov 30 2011, 08:29 AM

Golden Egg!

Should be called the Golden Egg becuase it blooms profusely. Blooms are large and fragrant. Another plus is it's easy to propagate, so you can readily have more than one.

Virginia McCrae Oct 03 2011, 08:11 AM

Absolutely Beautiful

I've always wanted this plant but it never seemed to bein stock when I could buy it. Now I know why! Large pastel pink flowers and beautiful lemon yellow throat. A great bloomer especially under lights. This one will not disappoint! A must for your collection especially if you like pastel colors.

David Gregg Aug 20 2011, 17:48 PM

Adorable plant

I just received this plant Friday, it is so cute, and smells great, just a little light smell. A perfect little pick me up plant for my desk. Strepts are so easy to care for, please add some to your collection-you won't be sorry.

Raina Snell Apr 17 2011, 08:40 AM


This is one of my favourite varieties of streptocarpus.I have had it for about two years. It is easy to look after and produces the most beautiful large pink and lemon flowers. Like all my streps it is kept in a porch with a low temperature over the winter and managed to survive and come through looking good with healthy leaves.

ESTHER RITA PEARL Mar 25 2011, 07:19 AM

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