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Sep 15, 2015 6:01 PM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
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Today's Plumerias of the Day is Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'Scott Pratt').

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'Scott Pratt') .

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Plumeria (Plumeria rubra 'Scott Pratt')
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Sep 15, 2015 8:06 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
Please correct me if I am wrong, but my understanding is that the Scott Pratt is the ultimate historical plumeria variety in America. It was the first plumeria registered by the PSA. Enough history. This plant is a vigorous grower, a great bloomer, and (for a red) is easy to root.
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

I don't have gray hair, I have a lot of wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
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Sep 16, 2015 4:56 AM CST
Name: Gigi Adenium
Florida (Zone 9a)
Adeniums Roses Plumerias Orchids Miniature Gardening Hibiscus
Region: Florida Container Gardener Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents Butterflies Garden Ideas: Level 1
Scott Pratt was registered #93 in PSA so depending on how many they registered when it was first established, I agree that this is a historic plumeria Ken I agree Big Grin

Maybe I will trade one of my special one for this Ken, if I ever learn to packnship anything Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
©by Gigi Plumeria "Gardening is my favorite pastime. I grow whatever plant that catches my attention." Plumeria Photos http://www.flickr.com/groups/c... plant photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/g...
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Sep 16, 2015 6:19 AM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
# 93 (for an unfathomable reason) was actually the first plant registered..... I'd love to know who decided to reserve # 1-92 for something else.... and what that is.
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Sep 16, 2015 6:31 AM CST
Name: Gigi Adenium
Florida (Zone 9a)
Adeniums Roses Plumerias Orchids Miniature Gardening Hibiscus
Region: Florida Container Gardener Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents Butterflies Garden Ideas: Level 1
Wow, keep us posted.
©by Gigi Plumeria "Gardening is my favorite pastime. I grow whatever plant that catches my attention." Plumeria Photos http://www.flickr.com/groups/c... plant photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/g...
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Sep 16, 2015 7:06 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
PackNship is easy and plumeria are about the easiest of all plants to ship. I am always up for a trade, Gigi. I have some wonderful Scott Pratt, all "babies" from my 25+ year old plant. I think I even have an inflo or two. Thumbs up

I often wondered by #93 was the first registered and sort of doubted I had my information correct. I even emailed PSA and asked them why #93 was the first number used, but I never got a reply. No surprise there. Shrug!

I guess I am an odd-ball, but I still prefer the older, more simple colors to many of those "gaudy" colored ones. I think the "heirloom" plants grow better, root better, and bloom better. But what do I know. Whistling
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

I don't have gray hair, I have a lot of wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
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Sep 16, 2015 11:05 AM CST
Name: Gigi Adenium
Florida (Zone 9a)
Adeniums Roses Plumerias Orchids Miniature Gardening Hibiscus
Region: Florida Container Gardener Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents Butterflies Garden Ideas: Level 1
You'll change your mind once of your Plumwria Rubra Ken Ramsey blooms Whistling

Ken, how come you don't have a photo of Scott Pratt on the database? You should add a pic and local report.
©by Gigi Plumeria "Gardening is my favorite pastime. I grow whatever plant that catches my attention." Plumeria Photos http://www.flickr.com/groups/c... plant photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/g...
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Sep 16, 2015 11:25 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
I did put in a local report, just yesterday in fact. At least I thought I did. I thought there was already a picture(s) in the database. Shrug!
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

I don't have gray hair, I have a lot of wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
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Sep 16, 2015 11:39 AM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
We are happy to have more than one picture, especially from different growing areas.
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Sep 16, 2015 11:47 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
Oh, sorry. Since it was so difficult putting my orchids in the database (well, it was impossible), I just never think about putting a picture there. Someone has to remind me to do so for me to do it. I will try to get better doing this. Whistling Y'all might have to nudge me occasionally. *Blush*
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

I don't have gray hair, I have a lot of wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
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Sep 26, 2015 3:23 PM CST
Name: Ive
Florida (Zone 10b)
Birds Butterflies Container Gardener Dragonflies Region: Florida Orchids
Plumerias Sempervivums Enjoys or suffers hot summers
It's been a long time since I've posted. A lot has happened. I moved about two months ago. My parents live with us now. My dad has been ill. It's been hard, but it is a new beginning.

Last week I brought all my plumerias to our new home. Some, I pulled from the ground, others I took cuttings. Luckily, I have a bigger backyard than before.

When I went to our former home, I could not believe it- my Scott Pratt had its first inflorescence. I had waited three years to see this happen.

... and here I was, ready to pull it from the ground. :crying:

Anyway. It's done. I was not going to leave it behind.

It's been a week, it lost most of its older leaves, some of the buds. But it looks like it's going to make it. If some of the blooms open up, I'll post pictures.
Gardening is cheaper than therapy!
Boricua in Florida, I guess that makes me a Floridicua!
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Sep 26, 2015 4:07 PM CST
Name: Gigi Adenium
Florida (Zone 9a)
Adeniums Roses Plumerias Orchids Miniature Gardening Hibiscus
Region: Florida Container Gardener Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents Butterflies Garden Ideas: Level 1
Hurray! it should make it. I have not pulled anything from the ground but I've repotted blooming plants before and they do fine.

We definitely would love to see the bloom and you can add it to the database.
©by Gigi Plumeria "Gardening is my favorite pastime. I grow whatever plant that catches my attention." Plumeria Photos http://www.flickr.com/groups/c... plant photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/g...
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Sep 26, 2015 5:13 PM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Welcome back. I had a 6 ft tall plumeria with an inflo break off at the base last week. I cut off all the leaves and replanted it (now as a cutting) and it's now blooming.... so there's hope!
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Sep 27, 2015 2:50 PM CST
Name: Ive
Florida (Zone 10b)
Birds Butterflies Container Gardener Dragonflies Region: Florida Orchids
Plumerias Sempervivums Enjoys or suffers hot summers
I am hoping! :)

Hi Hetty, how should I handle the leaves? Do you pull them or cut them off?
Gardening is cheaper than therapy!
Boricua in Florida, I guess that makes me a Floridicua!
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Sep 28, 2015 4:32 AM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Clip off with scissors or pruners, leaving about 1 inch of the stem.
Pulling them off may leave 'wounds' on the stem.
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Sep 30, 2015 6:32 PM CST
Name: Ive
Florida (Zone 10b)
Birds Butterflies Container Gardener Dragonflies Region: Florida Orchids
Plumerias Sempervivums Enjoys or suffers hot summers
This is week two... I think it's doing good.
What do you all think?

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Gardening is cheaper than therapy!
Boricua in Florida, I guess that makes me a Floridicua!
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Sep 30, 2015 6:57 PM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Yep! Thumbs up
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Sep 30, 2015 8:18 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
I have one SP in bloom and possibly others. I have several large, healthy plants.
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

I don't have gray hair, I have a lot of wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
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Oct 2, 2015 4:31 PM CST
Name: Ive
Florida (Zone 10b)
Birds Butterflies Container Gardener Dragonflies Region: Florida Orchids
Plumerias Sempervivums Enjoys or suffers hot summers
After an incredibly long week, this,is what I came home to:

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My Scott Pratt opened a bloom! Hurray!

I am amazed at how well it survived the transplant and how much it likes the place I planted it in my new home.

I had to use a blue tint on the picture to approximate what I'm looking at in real life. The flower look shot pink in the picture instead of the almost wine color it has.

I'll snap another pic in the morning to see if my phone does it justice. Big Grin

But of course I'm giddy, as I waited three years for this, and just had to share!!!!
Gardening is cheaper than therapy!
Boricua in Florida, I guess that makes me a Floridicua!
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Oct 2, 2015 8:00 PM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Hurray!

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