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Rob's Boolaroo

Perhaps our very favorite, it's won some big awards for us.  Sparkling double light pink, heavily peppered with blue fantasy.  Constant and heavy bloomer. A lovely plant.  Semiminiature trailer.  AVSA #8053


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Rob's Boolaroo

Average Rating 4.9 out of 5

Robs Boolaroo

I'm going to enjoy this cutie. I am so happy that I found the Violet Barn. I've order standard violets from them also and the shipping is great.

Judy Scofield May 19 2024, 08:03 AM

Perfect “gateway “ violet!

I saw this violet on a friend’s Instagram and had to have it. He mentioned that it had been blooming continuously for over 9 months. I was a little skeptical but purchased one anyway. It is a super bloomer and so easy care. Now I’m looking for more to add!

Jennifer Petritz May 09 2024, 10:14 AM

Loyalty, peace and hope

I have Rob's Boolaroo and I love this violet, literally. Mine became the more pink color, not sure if color is associated with PH or UV lighting or what. Boolaroo blooms well and they uplift the day for both my husband and I; they (and our plant area where they live) are the first thing we look at in the morning and the last thing we look at before bed. I bought these violets when I needed to feel hope in the world and with Rob's kind and generous help, I learned how to keep them growing well and never stop growing myself, just like the violets. Shipping is impressive, too. I do not hesitate to give my highest recommendation.

Becky Gliber Mar 15 2024, 18:46 PM

My favorite violet

Vigorous grower, tumbling stems of speckled pink streaked with shades of blue flowers. Love to give to friends. If I could only have one Violet this would be it.

Debra Foster Oct 12 2023, 16:34 PM

Very pretty

Very healthy plant and came in bloom. Pictures are deceiving!! I was looking for a purple/blue trailing violet. It looks like the second/middle pic. I have no idea what the first and third pi’s are of but they aren’t this plant. They should be deleted.

Janice J Wauson Aug 20 2023, 11:46 AM

What a Beauty!

Rob,s Boolaroo is such a true beauty. Three weeks later, after I got this plant, it started blooming with beautiful light pink with a little blue fantasy. I bought one a while ago and gave one to my sister. Hers is blooming beautifully on her windowsill. I am so happy I found violet barn. They have such beautiful violets and plants and trailers. I recommend them highly! Thank you Rob, Nancy Frankovich

Nancy Frankovich Jul 12 2023, 20:52 PM

Cute plant, inaccurate pictures

Came very healthy and already in bloom! The second picture is more representative of what the flowers actually look like. The flowers are a blush pink with blue flecks not blue or purple like they appear in first and third images. I think it would be good if they adjusted the white balance on those pictures to be more accurate to the plant or took new photos in better lighting/using a mid grey card so the colors look correct. Overall though, I am happy with the plant.

Bridgette Reilly Jun 06 2023, 01:01 AM

Just OK

After 3 years, the plant has grown but the flowers remain sparse, even with plenty of light. As with most Violet Barn photos, they do not match the plant (for this one, they show 3 different colors of flowers). The flowers are definitely not double. They a single pale lavender-pink with multiple small purple spots--but not as full nor as bright as the photo of the pink-flowering plant. It's been interesting to grow a trailing violet, but unfortunately it has turned me against buying any more.

Anonymous Jun 03 2023, 16:24 PM

WOW! So glad I found Violet Barn!

Ordered 4 plants, including the fun little Rob's Boolaroo and cannot believe how healthy all 4 plants are! I've never mail ordered plants that looked THIS good before and am amazed. Just can't wait to watch them grow, this little guy arrived with blooms all over him, just gorgeous. I will definitely be ordering more plants!

Alice Bell May 12 2023, 08:14 AM

Lovely Little Plant!

I got Robs Boolaroo on my first order a little over a month ago. This one came with little buds that have bloomed into these absolutely lovely little flowers - lavender with bluish speckles. And the leaves are so tiny and pretty, I’d love this plant even without the beautiful blossoms.

Jessica Fiorentino Apr 30 2023, 13:35 PM

True beauty

Beautiful plant. I recommend it for anyone's collection.

Cynthia Major Apr 03 2023, 08:39 AM

Robs Boolaroo

Wonderful plant. Came in excellent shape. Has buds on it already. Can't wait for blossoms

Anonymous Nov 25 2022, 23:23 PM

Rob’s Boolaroo

Had this plant for awhile now, and what a great plant it is Lyndon, Texas

Lyndon Craig Oct 22 2022, 11:49 AM

adding trailers to the garden!

So many varieties... such great packing! My surprise package in April was just the perfect Breath of Spring i needed... 5 months later, all plants are thriving and need repotting.. thank you very much... Pleased in Indy.

Peg Alexander Oct 15 2022, 16:54 PM

Bobs Bolarooo

This plant is a consistent bloomer and requires little to remain happy. The little blooms are speckled and darling. I highly recommend this little friend.

Mitzi Sinclair Oct 15 2022, 12:28 PM

My favorite violet EVER

I've been growing standard violets for decades -- so I love violets. On a whim -- in the dead of winter in February I ordered Rob's Boolaroo. It arrived in terrible shape - but not the fault of Violet Barn -- the winter was very harsh and I was impetuous with my order. A few leaves survived the winter shipping on the plant regenerated quickly over the weeks. Then the most dainty little blooms started -- and kept coming and coming and coming. It became like a monster scoop of purple/pink variegated ice cream and continued to replace the spent blossoms with new blossoms for the next couple months. Fantastic. I don't know if there are other trailers this awesome -- but I'm going to be buying a bunch to find out.

Ronald Page Sep 12 2022, 02:14 AM

Cute little trailing violet

It’s my first trailing violet. It arrived in bloom and has stayed in bloom since June! It is my favorite violet in my collection.

Carolin Shutler Aug 28 2022, 12:48 PM

Healthy Young Starter Plant

I received my order from Violet Barn and was very pleased with the plants received. I am new to semi-mini trailers and am trying these out for the first time. The plant I received is very healthy, in good condition and should grow and bloom beautifully. I'm excited about adding more semi-mini's to my collection since I've grown standards for many years! Violet Barn does an excellent job of growing and packing their plants for shipment. Very Pleased!

Barbara McLane Aug 19 2022, 10:48 AM

Beautiful Healthy

Beautiful healthy plant. Shipped quickly. Packed very well. First time I ordered trailing violets.

Deborah Poehl Aug 15 2022, 11:13 AM

My collection grows

I had my eye on this trailer for a while and finally am getting my hands on it. My other “Rob’s” are such easy growers and bloomers. I am excited to add this to my collection

Naomi Stavros Aug 11 2022, 22:20 PM

Take a licking ...

It seems that no matter what I put this plant through it always comes back and blooms it heart out.

Barbara Doty Jul 17 2022, 17:15 PM

Top Two Fav

This plant has been so tolerant of me learning how to grow trailing African violets. Honestly, I might buy another! It didn’t bloom for a month or two, but I expected that. Once I understood the watering and fertilizer needs it has been super easy, blooming consistently. Great for beginners in trailing African violets!!

Miranda Springston Jul 09 2022, 21:24 PM

Rob's Boolaroo

Really enjoying this plant. It came with a ton of buds on it ready to bloom. Beautiful little flowers. I placed it in a small flat pot and it’s filling out nicely. Can’t wait for it to bloom again!

Bryan Lerille Jul 01 2022, 00:53 AM

Robs Boolaroo

I had such high hopes, but I've not given up, and it's holding on. It's finally growing a little after a year. I still hope to get it past the shock of a new owner.

Susan Barnard May 11 2022, 00:50 AM

Lots of Blooms!

I got this plant as part of a trailing violet special. Four of the five had blooms when they arrived and this one really took off- it’s been blooming since and happy in a wicking pot.

Lydia Agro Apr 29 2022, 20:46 PM


Arrived with just a few buds but within a short time it is covered in beautiful little flowers. Really lovely.

Susan Mendelsohn Apr 29 2022, 18:25 PM


Received this plant as a gift and am so impressed with it. Not only is it beautiful, but it is so easy to grow - the blooms are wonderful. Definitely recommend.

Ellen Webb Apr 14 2022, 19:59 PM


Beautiful! Full of buds! Very healthy great plant!!

Jill Dorman Apr 10 2022, 07:22 AM

Continuous bloomer

A very fast grower and blooms continually with the cutest little delicate flowers. Was horrified one day to see that something had eaten little holes in about half the leaves. Could not find whatever did the eating. Trimmed the damaged leaves and crossed my fingers. This little plant came roaring back and is blooming again. One tough little plant.

Elizabeth Andersen Apr 05 2022, 14:56 PM

Adorable little plant!

A very hardy little plant! Colors are as described. Recommend adding this little trailer to your collection.

Marilyn Greer Apr 01 2022, 15:50 PM


This is my first trailer, and it is beautiful! It arrived in wonderful condition and it was blooming. Im so excited to to watch it mature. I am very happy with this plant, the online service and the condition of the plant when delivered. I will be ordering again!

Jenifer Stinson Mar 31 2022, 00:42 AM

Rob’s Boolaroo

Received this trailer as my “ freebie “. It arrived this afternoon on my front porch. It was extremely well packaged. This and the plant I ordered came just as it was sent. Not even a leaf was broken. I count 17 buds or flowers already. It is a gorgeous plant. It is now under a grow light until acclimated and I see more growth. I am so excited. Can’t wait to order more trailers this summer. If you are thinking about ordering, but worried what or how you will receive your AF’s don’t . Just order, you won’t be dissatisfied. Thanks Rob and staff you are appreciated! Cathy E

Cathy Engleman Mar 25 2022, 16:44 PM


Love this little bloomer. Lots of flowers. Really love the blueish color.

lisa aldrich Mar 13 2022, 12:16 PM

A very delicate looking bloomer!

Even though m plant is small right now it really gives a great show when its blooms! People always ask where I get my violets? I live outside Dallas, TX and no one sells violets. They are very hare to find and when you do find them they usually die within 90 days? I have raised violets for over 30 years. I do not have that problem with The Violet Barn violets. And no one has the color options that are offered here.

Eric Matsko Feb 17 2022, 18:43 PM

Dainty and Cheerful

I love seeing Rob's Boolaroo first thing in the morning when I sit down to work. Beautiful little lavender purple flowers with little speckles all over it. It's easy to please and take care of. I'd recommend it in a heartbeat.

Virginia Hornsby Feb 07 2022, 09:03 AM

Glamorous Rob’s Boolaroo

What a charming and beautiful trailer. When I received this beauty it was full of buds. When opened it was color of pink with purple splashes. Absolutely gorgeous! I recommend this trailer highly…

Nancy Frankovich Jan 27 2022, 01:12 AM

So far, so good

My Rob’s Boolaroo was delivered in great shape. It’s growing kind of slowly thus far (~2 months) but hoping it continues forging ahead. It’s been continuously in bloom since it arrived.

Anonymous Nov 14 2021, 21:46 PM

My all time favorite trailer

Through decades of growing African violets, there are certain plants that I never tire of and must be in my collection. Rob's Boolaroo is way up at the top of the list. It is one African violet that I know instantly, without having to look at the name. It branches and shapes beautifully on its own, with little assistance, and blooms and blooms. The blooms last, too. Love it!

Marian Yeager Oct 13 2021, 23:41 PM

Rob's Boolaroo cutie!

Oh my goodness, this little guy is so adorable! He arrived in perfect condition and so lovingly wrapped. Upon unwrapping him, he so pleasantly surprised me with lots of flowers and buds! The flowers look just like the picture, pink with purple splashes. The foliage is a very nice medium green with heart-shaped leaves. I'm in love! Thank you so much!

Suzanne Dolan Oct 09 2021, 13:07 PM

My Favorite Trailer

Of all the African violets in my collection from The Violet Barn, Rob's Boolaroo is my all time favorite. It blooms continuously, trails so gracefully and has the most unique flower. If you purchase just one trailer choose this one! Kathleen Montgomery 10/8/21

Kathleen Montgomery Oct 08 2021, 09:43 AM

my only success

i have the hardest time with trailers but this little guy just keeps on growing!

Kristen Finn Oct 04 2021, 11:13 AM

Terrific plant!

Easy, pretty and constantly in bloom. Highly recommended!

Cheryl Georges Sep 30 2021, 22:30 PM


This violet is covered with long-lasting blooms. I love it very much. All my violets from Violet Barn have been carefully packaged. This means a happy and healthy start!

Sylvia Boheler Sep 05 2021, 13:06 PM

So adorable!

This little guy is so cute! It has blooms ready to pop. I've never had a trailer but read great reviews on this one so I had to try it. Thank you so much!

Sue Keida Jul 15 2021, 20:08 PM

Rob's Boolaroo

Having a hard time getting all the steps done to post a review! Got right this time I think. This Trailing Violet shouts "I'm a trailer". One doesn't have to do much with it to get it to grow great. It's a good plant to enter into an African Violet show.

Aneita Richardson Jul 08 2021, 18:31 PM

So Special

There is just something so special about this little trailer. So many fantasy blooms. A great grower & bloomer. Would not be without this one in my collection.

Phyllis Van Dyke Jul 07 2021, 12:07 PM


This plant is "OK," but after a year, with plenty of light, it looks nothing like the photo. Only a few sparse flowers, so there's nothing special about it. Maybe a few years from now when it's bigger?

Lorraine Wilson Jul 06 2021, 03:18 AM

Easy grower, lots of blooms

Beautiful healthy plant, constantly covered in cascading blooms. Highly recommended!

Lavena Spade Jun 20 2021, 23:33 PM

Rob’s Boolaroo

I received my plant in perfect condition through the mail. And even though it’s a young plant, there were flowers! The flowers sparkle. I can’t wait to see how it matures!

Kate Novick Jun 19 2021, 17:42 PM


I ordered 5 plants and this one is my favorite! I can't wait for it to get more established and start trailing. My looks like the middle picture. Thanks VB for beautiful plants! :)

Jennifer Spiegelberg Jun 14 2021, 18:30 PM

One of my favorites

My planter is overflowing with these beautiful tiny blooms. I get so many compliments on this lovely plant.

Heather Fallecker Jun 07 2021, 23:52 PM

Can't go wrong with Boolaroo!

I am so thankful to have been given this gorgeous heavy bloomer after I killed my first African Violet by bottom watering it when it was too young. This Boolaroo grew so fast with an astonishing amount of flowers year round. Boolaroo is an eyecatcher, I repeat-- all year round-- and everyday when my husband and I stare at it it lifts ones mood, bringing peace and connection to nature. Rob is sincerely kind and he went out of his way to give me suggestions after I killed my first African Violet-- Rob's genuine concern and expertise was very much appreciated!!! The other semi-miniature trailer I purchased, Gundaroo, is still alive but it stayed very small compared to Boolaroo (even though I treated the two exactly the same) and I can't get Gundaroo to flower; I will be patient.

Becky Gliber Apr 28 2021, 09:49 AM

Easy and beautiful!

This is a stellar little plant, always in bloom for me. Recommended 100%!

Cheryl Georges Mar 26 2021, 15:04 PM

Ready to burst into bloom upon delivery

I must confess-VB violets are my newest obsession- one started at the worst time of year, winter. Yet through all this the plants arrive- happy healthy and just like Rob’s Bookaroonjust ready to burst into bloom! The plants are so incredibly robust and healthy. It’s like they don’t realize it is frigid and cold outside that they have travelled to get to my door!!!That is how incredibly well they are packaged. No broken leaves or flowers. Love these Violets!

Lavena Spade Feb 07 2021, 00:05 AM

So Pretty in Pink!

This has been a vigorous plant. It arrived with buds and hasn’t stopped blooming since. It is definitely PINK and really isn’t showing any fantasy color since it mostly seems to blend in with the pink. After the first blooming cycle it might be producing darker coloration of the fantasy. It is a good strong trailer, and you can’t go wrong with buying this one.

Linda Tormey Feb 01 2021, 10:38 AM

Sweet and dainty

This plant arrived healthy and strong. Already in bloom and the blooms are beautiful. I look forward to watching it grow !

Katrina Gardin Jan 31 2021, 10:15 AM

A Lovely Trailing Violet

My order of two Rob’s Boolaroo trailing violets arrived expertly packed, and each delicate plant was in excellent condition—healthy, perfectly shaped, and individual plants very securely wrapped. The plants arrived loaded with buds all intact. It’s now three months later and the violets are still covered in blooms that are so colorful, and both plants have doubled in size. Rob’s Boolaroo is a vigorous grower that keeps on blooming. One of my favorites!

Catherine Miller Jan 09 2021, 20:55 PM

Awesome bloomers!

Had this baby for a year now and have been extremely happy! Blooms l the time!

Lori Kennedy Jan 04 2021, 19:02 PM

Lovely trailer

This little lovely was already blooming when it arrived, and hasn’t stopped since. Color is more like the second photo. Adorable little trailer.

Jessica Helie Oct 14 2020, 15:01 PM

HaPpY with my Freebie !

Boolaroo was my freebie and I couldn’t be more happy with the beautiful blooms and the health of the plant. This was my second order from VB and I now have a good start on my collection and have been pleased with every plant so far. Getting ready to place another order soon. I really like the miniature and trailing varieties.

Susan Bender Oct 13 2020, 10:18 AM

Very vigorous

Got this plant a month ago and it's already tripled in size and has 27 blooms and around a dozen more buds. Definitely worth getting.

Diane Schrader Oct 03 2020, 07:29 AM

gorgeous healthy semiminiature african violets

ordered 16 semi's and they all came in perfect beautiful healthy condition. Will buy again from this seller

LORETTA BOBER Aug 09 2020, 13:21 PM

Cute Plants

I received this plant two week ago along with others. Because of the size I will be able to purchase more. It is so cute it makes me smile and I enjoy just looking at this and my other violets. Working with my plants always makes the day better. Thanks Violet Barn.

Dolores Mosher Jun 14 2020, 09:31 AM


This is the prettiest little trailer ever! I’ve been waiting patiently for this little guy to be back in stock. So excited for this to arrive!

Jennie Bozarth May 27 2020, 20:24 PM

Love at First Sight

I love all your trailing violets but this one is my favorite. As with most all of your trailers, it's self branching and just keeps on growing. I did write a review last night on this plant but forgot to click the stars. I review your plants regularly anyway. I wish you would hybridize some more trialing violets.

Aneita Richardson Apr 25 2020, 11:35 AM

Resilient and beautiful

A mother's day gift year ago and continues to beautifully flower despite the many disasters that have befallen it!

Michael Sierant Apr 23 2020, 00:11 AM

Steady bloomer

I've had this plant for about 9 months now. It came well pack and healthy. It's been a steady bloomer and a strong grower. It was my first trailer. I have 3 of Robs trailers now and they are all wonderful plants. Highly recommend.

Brenda Bennett Apr 13 2020, 22:36 PM

Sweet & Adorable

This is the first trailer that I purchased. It was packaged with so much love and care. What a joy to receive. It was a healthy plant and I can't wait to watch it grow, thrive, and bloom! Thank you so very much!!! I will definitely be back for more.

Katie Dillon Apr 12 2020, 08:33 AM

Beautiful Boolaroo

I ordered one of these as a gift, and could not resist one for myself. I’m glad I ordered two. They are beautiful plants, healthy, and strong, and were blooming in just a very short time.

Barb Farrington Apr 07 2020, 00:59 AM


This little guy is beautiful! Already blooming!

Terrie Clark Mar 19 2020, 19:03 PM

So pretty!

I just received my first order a few days ago. ALL of the plants I ordered were perfectly packaged and all arrived safely via express mail. This lovely little violet was full of blooms and is just beautiful! It just made me so happy. I am looking forward to seeing it flourish, along with the other violets in my order. I am very happy!

Julie Shafer Jan 04 2020, 12:57 PM


This is a must have for me. it is on my wish list now. Awesome blooms.

Chris Montagne Sep 25 2019, 19:52 PM

It's a trooper

My first violet, it has stuck with me through thick and thin. It's been over watered, under watered, and been a trooper while I learned to care for it properly. Years later it is still always in bloom and is one of the gems of my (now huge) collection.

Nodin Weddington Aug 10 2019, 12:28 PM

Rob's trailers

I have a few of Rob's trailing babies, and though hard to pick a favorite this one is high on the list. Boolaroo arrived with blooms and has been blooming non-stop since. She is a beauty. The bloom color is spot on with the first of the 2 pictures. Would recommend this little one all the way.

Nancy Breen Jul 22 2019, 14:55 PM

Whimsical. Waterfalls of flowers over pleasantly rounded foliage.

This is a very whimsical, almost delicate looking small violet.The leaves are pleasingly shaped and it seems to want to put out abundant waterfalls of little soft pink blooms with purple flecking as much as it can. The blooms are particularly appealing as the blooms first come out above the foliage and ripen and during early bloom. I originally bought it as a random giving it a try buy and I think this one is a keeper. I wonder what I can do with it?

Rachel Witmer Jun 23 2019, 13:59 PM



retha cable Jun 04 2019, 12:43 PM

Constant Blooms!

This is my first trailing violet. I received Boolaroo as a seller’s choice and couldn’t be happier! It arrived with a few blooms and has just continued to grow and bloom everyday. I have it hanging in a little silver cloth planter in my bedroom window and enjoy it being the first thing I see when I wake up and the last think before bed. It’s such a happy little plant. Thank you! P.S. In case you’re like me and wondering how accurate the pictures are, rest assured that Boolaroo looks exactly like it’s photos. It’s a real stunner!!!

Elizabeth Brittain May 13 2019, 16:25 PM

What a cutie

For such a small plant it sure packs a huge punch. It never seems to stop blooming. A definite must have

S Maynard Apr 24 2019, 20:20 PM

Classy Petite Beauty

I purchased this little gem with four other plants. It is my first trailer and I am so impressed. It has been a constant bloomer since it’s arrival. I would definitely recommend this plant ! I have mine in a small white planter and the contrast of the flowers against the white pot is striking! So glad Rob’s Boolaro is part of my collection. Kate

Kathleen Montgomery Apr 08 2019, 18:42 PM

Trailing violet

I like it and it already has bloom when I received the plants. Very healthy and packed secured. I just need to make sure not to overwatering it and provide enough light.

Teresa Fong Mar 28 2019, 11:10 AM

Constant blooming mini violet

Adorable mini violet is a mound of profuse green leaves and delicate pink flowers. The jewel is in constant bloom under my plant lights! I just repoted again and started another little Bob's Boolaroo in a pot with sandwich bag on top. It now has another leaf! I will soon have two of these adorable African violets in my collection. Fast growing, so many leaves and flowers it's becoming my favorite.

Debra Yanko Feb 24 2019, 12:43 PM

Love this plant!!

I ordered this plant a few years ago and it was one of my favorites! I love the Violet Barn plants so much that I bought them for family as Christmas gifts several years ago and they are still thriving!

Patricia Brown Jan 26 2019, 11:21 AM

Never stops blooming

I ordered this for my mom for Mother's Day last year and got a chance to see it in person in November. She said it arrived with flowers and has never stopped blooming. I didn't realize I was sending her a trailer as her first AV, but she has it in a self-watering container on her coffee table and it is growing beautifully. It is a petite gem of a plant!

Lori Parr Jan 06 2019, 03:13 AM

Fabulous petite gem

My favorite trailer so far. Definitely recommend. Started blooming a month after I received it and hasn't stopped yet!

Elizabeth Jordan Nov 02 2018, 22:56 PM

The cutest ever

My Grandson loves this little plant. I'm getting ready to repot it soon. It arrived with blooms on it and hasn't quit blooming. It is growing fairly fast. Love it!

Pamela Pittman Oct 09 2018, 15:08 PM

My all time favorite trailer

I happen to be addicted to trailing African violets and there are many varieties that I consider "must haves". At the top of my list is Rob's Boolaroo. It is continually smothered in blooms and always has a pleasing shape -- no need to constantly pinch and fuss to get a nice, bushy plant. The leaf shape is also appealing. When I see Rob's Boolaroo on a show table (and there are always some in every violet show, large or small), I don't need to read the card to know the name. It stands out every time.

Marian Yeager Oct 08 2018, 18:40 PM

Love this trailer.

I received this as a gift 3 months ago. The plant arrived healthy. Within a month it was flowering. This is a prolific bloomer that has become my favorite trailer.

Michael Mayberry Aug 09 2018, 10:03 AM

Beautiful Fantasy - Rob's Boolaroo

Rob's Boolaroo has a beautiful pink fantasy bloom that is easy to grow and blooms on and on. Lovely in a hanging basket and great to show! Love this trailing African violet!

Anonymous Jun 28 2018, 21:53 PM

Such an adorable little plant!

I love all of Rob’s trailers; they are all amazing! This plant is rapidly growing and forming lots of flower buds over attractive, beautifully shaped foliage. I can’t wait till it grows up!

Corey Thompson May 16 2018, 19:03 PM

One of my favorite trailers

I bought my first Bob's Boolaroo a year ago and it has been loaded with violets. Last years order was a 5 pick, your choice, and they have been blooming constantly. I ordered five more trailing violets (your pick) earlier this month and all are doing well. I love the trailers, they are so easy to grow using the self watering pots that you sell, making them almost foolproof. I have done business with the Violet Barn for years and you never fail to please.

Kellie Hurdel Apr 27 2018, 14:43 PM

Robs Boolaroo

Out of the many mini african violets I have purchased from the violet barn, I think this is my favorite. It is so easy to take care of (I use wicking) and is in bloom constantly. The little pink flowers just brighten the area they are in.

Darlene Mulcahy Jan 30 2018, 17:01 PM

Delightful friend

Love this plant. Greets me in the morning with beautiful fresh flowers. Packaged very carefully and in perfect condition despite winter weather.

Cheryl Martin Jan 08 2018, 11:29 AM

Robs Boolaroo

Oops forgot to score it. Definitely a 5 star Got this one in the five plant deal, I'm sure it will be one of my favorites. Blooming its fool head off.

Maxine Keiley Jan 05 2018, 02:47 AM

Vigorous and beautiful

I get so many compliments on this little plant in my office. It's always blooming and is so easy to care for. This is a good choice for anyone who wants a sweet little easy grower.

Melanie Landers Sep 18 2017, 00:27 AM

Perfect for fairy gardens

This might be my favorite plant ever. I have owned Rob's Boolaroo for a couple of months and it is ALWAYS in bloom. It is so tiny and whimsical this would be perfect in a fairy garden.

Jennifer Duncan Aug 31 2017, 16:00 PM

One of my Favs!

All of Rob's varieties have been absolutely wonderful additions to my AV collection. This is one of my favorite easy to care for and a great bloomer! See you at the Hartford Flower Show in 2018. I look forward to seeing what's new...but I always pick up a few old favorites for self and others :) Grow On! Thank you Violet Barn!

Donna Sullivan Aug 18 2017, 21:47 PM

Excellent show plant

I have grown Rob's Boolaroo for the past 5 years. It is my favorite trailer for show because it is so easy to grow. If haven't tried a trailer this is the one to grow!

Ben Haning Aug 01 2017, 15:12 PM

Fantastic Little Plant

This is one trailer that I received when I ordered the special with 5 plants. It is a great bloomer, it always has blooms on it. Super easy to care for, I wick my plants and it is working out great. I love looking at it every day with its constant blooms. This is a must if you are a beginner like I am. Their packaging was great and plants arrived in great condition. I am ordering from them again.

Anonymous Jul 27 2017, 13:10 PM

Rob's Boolaroo

This was one of the plants I got for my first order at Violet Barn. Wow, it's a fantastic bloomer. Thank you so much.

Stephanie Newman Jun 25 2017, 16:34 PM

Growing wonderfully!

This is one of my favorite violets! The violet arrived in a well packaged box with instructions for care. I will order again.

Tina D. Jun 03 2017, 21:54 PM


Beautiful little plant, just like the picture! Full of blooms that last along time.

Diann Klotzbier May 23 2017, 13:22 PM

I love trailers!!

I recently ordered several trailers, and I love them so much. Rob's Boolaroo often has two dozen tiny pink and blue blossoms on it. Visitors have asked if it is a silk plant. It always has flowers on it. Makes me happy just to look at it.

Susan Chism May 15 2017, 08:21 AM

vigorous and lovely!

I got one of these as a freebie - it's growing beautifully and after a break for winter is blooming again. It's very pretty and probably the easiest AV I own!

jessehk May 12 2017, 17:51 PM

Rob's Boolaroo

This was the assorted African violet that was picked out to go with my order. So sweet! It's in bloom with many buds. Like my Vanilla trail it was lovely packed with care and because of my ship choice it still came happy healthy and green. I've never had much luck with full grown violets so getting them as starts will be much better for me to manage Since I forgot to rate the Vanilla trail I will rate both of the plants as a 5 star rating. Great service I'm now making out my wish list. You have a new customer for life!

Leslie piel Jan 05 2017, 12:58 PM

Amazing plant!

I first received this plant a little over a year ago -- it was a young, healthy plant in a 2" cup. Fast forward to today -- it is still healthy, but overflows with leaves and flowers in its larger pot. The pictures are 100% accurate for what you can expect once this plant grows up a bit! Absolutely recommended if you love growing avs or are just starting out.

Sarah Starcher Nov 08 2016, 12:45 PM

Such a Beautiful Bloomer

Every time I see a Rob's Boolaroo I am impressed with the abundant flowers. It is such a pretty plant with the blue fantasy on the pink petals.

Carol Hixenbaugh Aug 08 2016, 14:25 PM

This is a great one!

At our club show last year, my Rob's Boolaroo won best trailer. This year... it took best in show! This is just such a great variety it always has nice green foliage and is a very prolific bloomer. It's nice to have such a reliable plant on my shelf!

Merna Addison May 03 2016, 22:22 PM


This is a fantastic plant. Mine hasn't stopped blooming since it arrived.

Wilson Cronk Mar 07 2016, 11:23 AM

Cannot go wrong

Cannot go wrong on this beauty.You will enjoy it.

Karen Jean Matsko Hood Dec 20 2015, 08:21 AM

My First Trailer

I am loving this little guy - can not wait to see it grow and grow! Thank you !

Anonymous Aug 10 2015, 16:14 PM

All Time Great

In my book, this is a great trailer that is always in bloom, self branches and propagates easily. I always try to have a few extra babies on the shelf to share!

Aneita Richardson Jul 22 2015, 14:52 PM


This little gem arrived & was so small! NOT NOW! A month later he is flowering away and growing FAST! What a great trailer! I was thrilled with the shipping care given to all the plants. Now I'm back for more.

GEORGIA FROSCH Jul 16 2015, 04:31 AM

Beautiful blooms

The blooms on this violet are beautiful. I would describe the color as a very pale cool pink, with violet dots and markings, which from a distant make the blooms look violet. I made the mistake of overwatering my little plant and it almost died, but it came back amazingly and it is just a joy to watch.

Mario Prats Jul 13 2015, 11:55 AM

A Little Beauty!

I can't wait for Boolaroo (I wonder where the name came from?) to be back in stock. This was my first trailing or miniature violet and I wasn't sure what to expect. The little violet had a great shape and its proportion was just like a standard violet. It bloomed well and stayed neat with very little care. I left it too close to a window and a power outage during a sever winter storm killed it. I will be getting one or two more as soon as it is back in stock.

Sheena Lawrence Jul 02 2015, 17:49 PM

My favorite trailer

I have quite a few trailers and this one is my favorite. It is super reliable. It grows and shapes really well and blooms it's little heart out. It earned me a rosette for best trailer at my last show. I will always have this one in my collection.

Merna Addison Jun 13 2015, 01:12 AM

Robs Boolaroo

I had owned the plant, but it only bloomed once. Foliage was great for about a year and started fading away. Would definitely say though it is a good little violet for the right person to care for.

lana STEHLE Apr 18 2015, 10:07 AM

It is just beautiful

I bought this plant last Spring, transplanted few month ago and now I need to transplant again, it is growing so fast...... and non stop blooming. I love it.

Christine Wang Apr 09 2015, 22:02 PM

Robs Boolaroo

My Boolaroo color looks more like a Rob's Gundaroo. Very pale! Many blooms, just night the right color. Disappointing after lovingly caring for it for 5 months. Lovely plant, but this was for a gift ad now it's mine and I'll have to start over for the gift.

Linda Morris Mar 25 2015, 13:14 PM

Easy To Grow Trailer

I started my African Violet hobby (addiction?) back in 2006 and my first order included Robs Boolaroo from the Violet Barn. It's classified semi-miniature, but it can quickly outgrow that class. Keep it well-groomed and the almost constant blue fantasy blooms can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Richard Craft Mar 18 2015, 14:32 PM


I like the way it grows heavy foliage and blooms a lot.

Anonymous Mar 12 2015, 01:58 AM

My Wifes Favorite

Bought at Ft Worth Violet Show. My Wife's favorite African Violet. Consistant Bloomer and Grower

Larry Boettigheimer Mar 07 2015, 08:57 AM

Robs Boolaroo

Amazing plant. Blooms and blooms. It is a massive grower and just keeps multiplying! I love this violet!

Debra Gorey Mar 04 2015, 21:01 PM

gorgeous leaves

This violet has yet to bloom for me, but the leaves are profuse and are starting to trail. This is my first trailing violet and I hope the blooms are as pretty.

Kris Bly Feb 12 2015, 19:52 PM

A favorite

Great little guy. Blooming right out of the box and hasn't stopped since.

Kristen Finn Dec 10 2014, 12:00 PM


I love the foliage on this plant! It trails nicely, and the fantasy on the pink blooms is super cool. My blooms look more pink, as opposed to the blue in the picture, but I still adore this plant!

Robert Eagle Oct 20 2014, 03:54 AM

robs Boolaroo

This plant has not stopped blooming in over a year. It really is beautiful

Margherita DeCusati Oct 16 2014, 12:51 PM

Hall of Fame

One of the best trailers around! Excellent trailing habit with great fantasy blooms. You can't go wrong with this one.

Jeremy Clark Oct 11 2014, 13:19 PM

trailing :)

Got this a bunch of weeks back, it's so healthy! I have one other trailing violet, not sure what the name of it is, it was given to me as a gift. I can't wait until this one starts cascading out of the pot too!

maria shaw Sep 27 2014, 12:33 PM

Best of 12

I ordered twelve trailers some months back. Boolaroo is a stand out. It's tidy, self-shaping, and has leaves that look like satin when the lights hit it. The flowers are outstanding freckle faced, and long lasting.

Wanda Blue Sep 02 2014, 22:33 PM

Happy grower

I am so pleased with this little beauty! She is growing great and had my first blooms last week! Love my babies!

Betty Shaw Aug 27 2014, 21:25 PM

Robs Boolaroo

I received leaves to put down of this adorable trailer, in about 6 weeks, to my great surprise a bloom stalk appears, then a few days later the leaves show up. It is growing into a beautiful trailer!! Also, I have ordered from several violet suppliers and all except Violet Barns have come in a total mess of dirt and plants, Violet Barns came thru beautifully!!

Cathy Reese Aug 21 2014, 10:05 AM

great service

Ordered 4 trailing violets They arrived in excellent condition (beautifully packed). Plants were great one was starting to bloom. After years of avoiding mail order of violets I will be ordering more now.

Yvonne Franks Aug 02 2014, 16:37 PM

Beautiful & Constant Bloomer

I had Robs Boolaroo for about five years and it was never not covered in blooms. You do have to rotate the plant every few days, so it grows & blooms evenly, if growing in a window, but that's true of all. I loved this plant so much, just looking at its happy little demeanor, and cute little blooms would brighten my day:) after I lost mine to unfortunate circumstances I had to order another! Thank you so much for all the wonderfully performing plants that come so perfectly packaged!

Natacha Furlan Aug 01 2014, 01:07 AM

First Timer (NEWBE)

#1 I finally found out how to sign in. #2 I received my 12 Plants today it was very prompt. #3 I Found the packaging to be excellent. #4 I Found the Plants to be in very good condition. #5 I only received one in bloom. #6 I hope I did not make the wrong decision in ordering these plants because althought I know what a miniature is these are so, so small and tender if they survive I will be a believer and a Happy Customer. I cannot believe I will be that customer who's plants wont survive I read many reviews and although some said how small they were I never knew they would be this small. I hope the hype will live to his name. JUST SAYING WISH ME LUCK.

Edith Portillo Jul 31 2014, 20:48 PM

Rob's Boolaroo

I have had this plant for many years and find it to be the easiest trailer to grow. It is always in bloom. I strongly recommend this plant to anyone interested in trailers.

Caren Fowler Jun 14 2014, 17:38 PM

Great little plant

I picked up my Boolaroo at a local african violet society plant sale. It began flowering once I brought it home and has stayed happy and healthy. Lovely flowers, just as pictured. I've only had it for a couple of months now but it seems like a great plant.

Emily Crum Jun 02 2014, 12:54 PM

Dee reschke Robs boolaroo

It was one of the first mini African Violets that I purchased it has bloomed the whole time i've had it. I would and do recommend your violets to all my African Violet Nerds.

Rae Reschke May 25 2014, 15:14 PM

love trailing violets

Got this one 6 month ago.grows fast .start blooming in thd spring .has been blooming since.beautiful.

Nadia Borshch May 21 2014, 01:39 AM


I smile every time I walk by this cutie. Beautiful trailing form with no help and always full of bloom. Boolaroo is easy to grow. You'll love it.

Anonymous May 05 2014, 14:44 PM

Show Stopper

I just LOVE this little trailer. The foliage is so well behaved and the cute fantasy blooms just bring a smile to your face when you see it. I have mine in a large sundae cup and it has 4 large heads. All 4 heads bloom at once and it is just a sight to behold. Highly recommend; you can't go wrong.

Anonymous May 03 2014, 21:31 PM

Rob's Boolaroo the Magnificent

This little guy deserves every accolade it has ever received. It arrived in near full bloom with every leaf in place. It's growing rapidly and continuing to shower with blooms. If you're looking for perfection in a mini trailer, Boolaroo is it.

Leo Hayden May 03 2014, 19:48 PM


This plant is turning out to be a beautiful plant! I get excited to see it every day. I can't wait to until it is as big as the one in the picture.

Betty Shaw Apr 06 2014, 16:48 PM

My Sweetest Success

So much foliage. And continuous FULL flowering! All it needs is love. Nothing fancy.

Michele McMillan Feb 22 2014, 21:21 PM

Robs Boolaroo

Received my first order from the Violet Barn and was amazed at the careful packaging and condition of plants? Robs Boolaroo is already setting blooms

Louise Shaw Feb 03 2014, 12:48 PM

Robs Boolaroo

Excellent trailer. Have this one in a lighted stand in the kitchen. This is an excellent plant and a terrific bloomer.

MaryLea Stephens Nov 16 2013, 12:18 PM

Robs Boolaroo

I had two of these plants so far and the both have died really strange.I have lot of other trailers .

Anonymous Nov 13 2013, 20:49 PM


I received my Rob 's Boolaroo in September and it started blooming immediately. The flowers are a very light pink and beautiful. It has been in constant bloom since about a week after I received it!

Kimberly Reid Nov 10 2013, 10:32 AM


I got this beautiful plan,it was in perfect condition.one of my favorite.

Nadia Borshch Nov 05 2013, 00:53 AM

Robs Boolaroo

I have always wanted to try growing a trailer, so when I saw Robs Boolaroo I thought this would be the perfect plant to begin with! The plant is a wonderful grower and the blooms are absolutely beautiful! I am very happy with my purchase and will be selecting plants from The Violet Barn again!!

Jody Blas Oct 31 2013, 12:22 PM

Rob's Booleroo just keeps blooming

I am very new to growing African Violets. I ordered about 5 plants. They shipped beautifully and in great condition. Rob's Booleroo just keeps blooming (despite me!). This little plant added to my confidence, and now I am looking forward to growing more plants.

Reeni Sherman Oct 28 2013, 13:25 PM

Robs Boolaroo

I was very excited to get my Robs Boolaroo after reading the other reviews. I was impressed with the packaging and my plant arrived safely. I am looking forward to purchasing more violets.

Nancy Wodnisky Oct 24 2013, 16:49 PM

Great bloomer

Got this plant about two months ago and it was covered in little buds. Two months later, it's still blooming and it doesn't look like it wants to stop. I'm very happy with this little trailer!

Eddie Davis Oct 06 2013, 12:57 PM

ordered two of these

Was pleasently surprised that I had ordered two of these.

Betty Shaw Oct 05 2013, 19:39 PM

Robs Boolaroo

Absolutely love this violet! From day one it has been one of my favorites. Anything you order from the Violet Barn is top notch! The plant arrived blooming healthy and is still blooming and healthy! The Violet Barn is my favorite!

Janet Phipps Aug 25 2013, 12:23 PM

Does it Ever Stop Blooming?

I received this mini some time ago. It arrive as a tiny with four leaves. Within a week buds began to form. Soon the entire plant was covered in flowers. I've never seen so many flowers burst from such a small plant all at one time. Buds are still forming, flowers seem to last longer than most and one new leaf arrived. How can this little plant just keep blooming without a rest? It will be interesting to see how long it actually continues. What a great choice.

Christina Rizzo Aug 11 2013, 22:40 PM

Gorgeous little blooms!

I've had Boolaroo for several years and it is still blooming and spreading out in a bonsai pot. It's one of those that makes me smile just to see it every day!

Trudy L DeMeerleer Aug 08 2013, 22:18 PM

Great little plant

Bought this plant 2 months ago. Arrived full of flowers and is still flowering now. Flowers last a long time. Mine has more flowers than leaves. Really cute.

Lorrie Ursitti Jul 21 2013, 14:31 PM

amazing plants!

We just received these to put in our practice, and they are just beautiful. Arrived in perfect condition, already in bloom, and amazing colors in the leaves.

Steve Harris Jun 21 2013, 12:05 PM

Robs Boolaroo

Love this little trailer! Quick growth, nice smooth leaf structure, and lovely little prolific blossoms. Always makes me happy to look at it.

Robert Quale Jun 19 2013, 02:19 AM

I love it

Boolaroo can grow to a big plant full of flowers. It is very beautiful and I love it.

Edward Xu May 27 2013, 00:59 AM

Forever Blooming

I love Rob's Boolaroo. I really enjoy watching it grow on my windowsill. It is neglected compared many plants owned by dedicated AV growers, but it blooms and blooms. I've been a big fan of Rob's trailers for many years, but my Boolaroo is a favorite and recommended.

Susan Frumerie Nov 25 2012, 17:48 PM

Rob's Boolaroo is a great plant for anyone

My Rob's Boolaroo has blooming on and off in my windowless office for four or five years now. It is not even directly under fluorescent lights. It grows effortlessly and blooms several times a year. I have brought crowns home to start one under the light stands several times but have not been successful. I expect it does not like the cool temperatures in my growing area.

Maureen Mark Nov 16 2012, 16:23 PM

I Love Tailers!

Purchased this little trailer not long ago. It arrived in bloom, and is quite beautiful! Love the peppering of blue on the pink. A must have for any collection!

priscilla varney Oct 09 2012, 21:34 PM

Ron's boolaroo

This plant has far exceeded my expectations. I just started acquiring trailers and this one has been a great performer

Andrea Morris Oct 01 2012, 20:40 PM

Boolaroo - Awesome Trailer

Rob's Booloroo is always in my collection. It is my favorite trailer. It grows so well, the foliage is beautiful and it is the most floriferous trailer that I have ever had.

Darlene Allen Sep 05 2012, 22:01 PM


Bought this plant a year ago and it won First Place at the Ky State Fair. I bought another plant..forget the name..but a trailer also..and it won last year. It sits in a window facing east and then I moved it in closer and it still gets light from the room as it has skylights.....will continue to buy these beautiful plants from the Violet Barn.

Dyan Puckett Aug 20 2012, 21:52 PM


Has been in bloom since the day it arrived a year ago, grew by leaps and bounds quickly!

J.Karen Williams Aug 08 2012, 20:47 PM

Robs Boolaroo

Beautiful, great bloomer and hardy! I've had Boolaroo for years and it has survived despite periods of not the best care. And it keeps on blooming. It's one plant I have to always have. The proficient blooms are simply cheery.

Judy Fochs Aug 08 2012, 13:04 PM

Cute as can be!

Just received this beautiful little plant with my order. It has nicely shaped leaves and three flowers and seven buds. Flowers are just as description states. It has a home under special lighting. Can't wait for it to begin trailing.

Joan Brooks Jul 20 2012, 15:51 PM

Wonderful trailer

This is my favorite trailing violet. I receive many compliments on this plant. Very easy to grow. I highly recommend this violet.

Karen Gray Jul 13 2012, 19:16 PM

Perfect for the beginner

This was my first trailer. I purchased it several years ago. It blooms constantly. Trails nicely. I recommend for anyone who is considering a trailing AV. 5+ stars!!!

Caren Fowler Jun 01 2012, 23:35 PM

My all time favorite trailer

Rob's Boolaroo has both lovely, plentiful blooms and exquisitely shaped leaves that makes it a standout even in a large violet collection. It is distinctive and I don't need a tag to identify it. I've grown it in the south, in the north, under fluorescent lights and in a bright window and it performs consistently well. It branches easily with minimal pinching, can be kept small, or allowed to fill a pot.

Marian Jun 01 2012, 17:30 PM

Rob's Boolaroo

This semi-trailer has bloomed since the day it arrived two years ago. It likes to be groomed and in bright light and has been super easy to grow. It has grown slowly and steadily to a nice 9" diameter plant covered in blooms. I would recomend this plant to the novice and to a person in a small living area who wants to have flowers and a beautiful plant. All the plants I have purchased from Violet Barn have flurished.

Molly Springer May 24 2012, 22:30 PM


I have had this plant for several years and it has been almost constantly in bloom. It is a lovely, clean plant that is very easy to grow. One of my favorites!

Caren May 17 2012, 12:54 PM

my favorite!

Ordered this plant 4 weeks ago and it is covered in beautiful, pink flowers with blue speckles. ADORABLE!!!

Connie Michael May 09 2012, 23:20 PM


Mine are quite a bit pinker, with gentle flecking. Quite beautiful.

Sarah Apr 01 2012, 17:24 PM

Rob's Boolaroo

This wonderful little trailer started blooming from the get go!

Cheryl Oct 14 2011, 14:39 PM


I love my boolaroo-i have it under my counter lights in my kitchen--it has small beautiful flowers all the time.

Violet Sep 13 2011, 19:01 PM

Rob's Boolaroo Violet

I bought this violet at our local annual violet show, and it has produced non-stop flowers. I am an avid beginner grower of violets and strepocarpus plants and I am hooked. I also placed an order with Rob and was blown away by how carefully packed my plants arrived (and extremely healthy) and am so pleased, that I am placing another order today.

Linda J. Dygert Jun 26 2011, 13:24 PM


This should be renamed Rob's Beauty. So tiny and elegant, just incredible. Please get 1 you won't be disappointed.

Raina Snell Feb 20 2011, 07:40 AM

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