Adeniums forum: Mike's double purple, or "Purple Rose"

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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
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coconut
Sep 17, 2012 12:02 PM CST
Hi, Mike, and everyone else. Mike had a coop a while back where he had a lot of double purple plants 'left over'. I thought I was foolish at the time, but now I'm glad that I bought ten, or was that twenty? A bunch, anyway. They were fickle plants, dropping buds every time they got buds, but now, finally with some age and general strength, they are mostly blooming for me. I discovered they respond to more fertilizer than I give my other Adeniums.

I have recently learned a process of cutting open the flower with an exacto knife, moving the pollen, and then putting the flower back together again with tape, groan! I have gone nuts doing this! Every morning, there I am, chop chop chop. For the most part, I do so little damage that the taped-back-together flowers just go right on being in bloom, until they fall off as if they hadn't endured my attack.

Working with the Purple Rose, I have found they aren't all alike..Most are doubles, some are triple, and one so far is a quadruple, having four layers of petals, like a single flower inside a single inside a single and so on.

Hum. I thought they didn't all look identicle. The triple is a darker purple, and the double is a more fuschia colored purple. The double, when the flower is fully open, has a nice, distinctly yellow throat.

Just thought I'd share... And, no, I still haven't gotten a stinkin camera. I really miss having a camera!!!!
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Sep 17, 2012 1:21 PM CST
They souind great melissa, the "ONE" I got has not bloomed yet.
Name: Michael Hicks
Clermont, Fl
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chefmike92
Sep 17, 2012 4:02 PM CST
i have 2 left i could have sold that 20 more if i had them and most have found that you need to find a place and dont move they like to remain in same light and heat or move very slow. so out of 100 i have 2 left and they both have bloomed i have only had one other tell me theirs is a fusha all have looked like mine triple dark purple that is how Thailand people are most they take life less serious then most.

glad you learning about the fert. it does help and their caudex is nice bloom also

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