Vines and Climbers forum: Cup of Gold - Solandra maxima

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Mar 29, 2015 1:02 PM CST
Nice surprise this morning when I looked under the potting bench. I discovered my Cup of Gold Vine had bloomed! The funny thing is that the flower is as big as the whole plant!



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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Mar 30, 2015 6:13 AM CST
Wow, wow, wow. What a lovely surprise! Ok, gotta get some seeds.
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Mar 30, 2015 6:19 AM CST
I've hand pollinated every flower and have never been successful getting seeds.
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Name: Joseph
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Gerris2
Apr 2, 2015 7:04 AM CST
Does the species have to be a certain age or size to begin flowering, Anne?
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hybridizer Birds Seed Starter Cat Lover
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Xeramtheum
Apr 2, 2015 10:01 AM CST
These are from rooted cuttings I took last year from a mature plant so I was surprised when both my cuttings produced buds.
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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
Apr 2, 2015 11:11 AM CST
Wow that's quick!!
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luvsgrtdanes
Apr 2, 2015 11:48 AM CST
Absolutely stunning!!
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