Of course hindsight is 100%. I was a young mother, I knew very little about African Violets and nothing at all about the African Violet Society of America (AVSA). So while I was deciding between white blooms with pink frills and blue doubles, my husband was busy talking to the hybridizer, Forrest Richter. Mr. Richter took my husband into a private greenhouse and showed him all the propagation tables and some of his award-winning show plants. I could kick myself!
Now jump forward about 30 years. I have shelves of violets, belong to the AVSA, have shown twice and won some ribbons. My husband's favorite violet is Kaper. One day out of the blue he says to me, "Why don't you collect Richter's violets to preserve them". Permission to shop!!! So, it became a Quest, and I have found several. I'm sure there are more Richter's violets out there. Some people might not even know they have one because they only have a plant stake with the name in pencil. On my website (Candy's Violets) I have a list of Richter's violets and their descriptions as a reference.
Here is my current list of Richter violets. Thank you everyone who has shared plants and leaves!!
Bambino (Richter) Double powder blue Plain Semiminiature
Bon-bon (843) 12/17/1956 (F. Richter) Double pink. Girl foliage. Semiminiature
Chenille (92) 11/29/1954 (F. Richter) Single dark purple ruffled. Supreme. Standard
Kaper (Richter) Double rose with ruffled white edge. Light green, serrated, wavy Small standard
Richter's Charm Song (1137) 08/19/1959 (A. Richter) Double light blue. Ovate. Standard
Richter's Pearly Shells (1607) 03/30/1966 (F. Richter) Double medium pink. Ovate, quilted. Large
Sherbert (2534) 03/27/1974 (M. Steele/F. Richter) Double lavender two-tone/variable white. Light green, plain. Standard
Softique (1957) 07/09/1969 (A. Richter) Double pale pink. Ovate, quilted, fluted. Standard
Tipt (F. Richter) Single large lavender/purple tips. Standard
Topps (Richter) Single/semi-double medium-light violet blue. Dark, serrated, pointed, wavy Standard
I hope there are more.