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Mark619
Sep 23, 2015 7:22 PM CST
Kind of reminds me of Charlotte Ebert
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Sep 23, 2015 8:11 PM CST
We'll see more when it fully opens and I can get my nose to it.
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Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
Sep 23, 2015 9:54 PM CST
Hurray! looks great! This is definitely pretty and looking more like Plumeria rubra Kathy Ramsey.
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Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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DavidLMO
Sep 23, 2015 9:59 PM CST
Wow Ken - 21 months from planting to bloom. Kudos!
Hurray! Hurray!

I do now have something to look forward to for my 50 + seeds. Plan to start in December and stagger over a few months. In my basement with heat mat, controlled light & humidity. Hurray!
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Sep 24, 2015 5:32 AM CST
Mother Nature, David, not me. I must admit, I am one happy camper.
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I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Name: Mary
Glendale, Arizona (Zone 9b)
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Azgarden
Sep 24, 2015 9:24 AM CST
Fantastic Ken Thumbs up
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Sep 24, 2015 10:08 AM CST
Thank You! Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good. Whistling
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Sep 24, 2015 1:24 PM CST
The flower is just about fully open, but it was so hard to capture because the plant is a bit over 5' tall and I could not get over the flowers until I climbed up on a ladder. The sun washes some color out, so I will take (hopefully) better pictures later this afternoon when the sun gets low in the sky. I tried to smell the flower but it was windy plus my "sniffer" is not the greatest. I thought I got something but the fragrance (if any) was not strong enough to put a label on it. I will have Kathy go out with me later. She has a better nose. Sighing!

Madame Gallibert was next door so I shot a picture of her flowers. She has been in constant bloom for 2 1/2 months and her flowers are the longest lasting of any flowers I have had. Her flowers are about twice the size of the typical Celadine. She has a wonderful fragrance. She has now branched with three tips and those tips are almost 2' long. She is going to make a wonderful plant, perhaps a candidate for my solarium.

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I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.

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Dutchlady1
Sep 24, 2015 2:11 PM CST
Congratulations on your seedling, Ken! Thumbs up

Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Sep 24, 2015 2:28 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Sep 24, 2015 4:41 PM CST
Wow - that IS lovely Ken. And I understand that you did not label it? :-)
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Sep 24, 2015 4:44 PM CST
Sun is down enough that the seedling is in the shade. I think these two pictures are better. It looks like one side of each petal will be curled and as you can now see, there is an orange center. My Kathy and I both said the fragrance is floral, but not rose or gardenia floral. That's as close as we could come.

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drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Sep 24, 2015 4:45 PM CST
Thank you, David. What do you mean about not labeling it?
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
Sep 24, 2015 6:01 PM CST

Hurray! Congratilation that is one very pretty seedling bloom.
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Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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DavidLMO
Sep 24, 2015 7:39 PM CST
drdawg said:Thank you, David. What do you mean about not labeling it?


You indicated that you were not sure which one it was - parentage, etc. I put little plastic "labels" in my seeds and put important info (name, date, cross info and so on) on it. :-)
Seeking Feng Shui with my plants since 1976
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Sep 24, 2015 8:08 PM CST
In a perfect (plant) world that would be great. All my seeds are donated seeds. In 30 years of growing them, I have never had a plumeria produce a seed pod. Even then, since I have dozens of varieties of plumeria, and they are all outside, mixed together, knowing which pollen was the "guilty" one is simply a matter of conjecture. I don't think there is a single one of us with laboratory growing conditions, and thus, the ability to know exact crosses. Perhaps I am wrong in my suspicion. Shrug!
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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DavidLMO
Sep 24, 2015 8:23 PM CST
Ken - I was sorta kidding and giving you a hard time. :-)
If a plant label only says Seed from DrDawg 5/2/15 so be it.
Seeking Feng Shui with my plants since 1976
Name: Gigi
Florida (Zone 9a)
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GigiPlumeria
Sep 24, 2015 8:40 PM CST
I'm with you David, I labeled some seeds I planted using the seedpod parent name based on what I purchased from BBB. Whistling

But when I transferred into bigger pots not all got labeled properly *Blush* So I might have to wait for their bloom to see which is the seedpod parent...I still have my list of the seeds I bought. The pollen parent, is anybody's guess.
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Rainbow
Sep 24, 2015 9:08 PM CST
Is there such a thing as a pollen bank? Hilarious! Hilarious!
Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Sep 24, 2015 9:13 PM CST
Right Gigi. This summer I planted the same species of Milkweed from 6 vendors. My plant label said simply.

A. (for Asclepias) curasivica
Vendor name
Date

3 did not germinate. So in the future, I may shy away from the vendors whose seed did not germinate.

I usually also keep a log book/journal.

Sorry - getting far afield of this thread. I stop now.
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