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Name: Gary
Charlotte NC (Zone 7b)
GaryB2
Jun 27, 2017 8:43 PM CST
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I missed a bloom event this past friday night ,I was not paying enough attention found it saturday morning Shrug!
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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ctcarol
Jun 27, 2017 8:54 PM CST
Hilarious! I've missed all the blooms on my E. oxypetalum for years! It's out back where I would probably kill myself going after dark.
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Name: Gary
Charlotte NC (Zone 7b)
GaryB2
Jun 29, 2017 8:51 PM CST
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There are more blooms on now 6 or 7
Here is a pic of the plant its over twenty years old and has been transplanted numerous times
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Jun 29, 2017 8:53 PM CST
Looks like E. oxypetalum. At least that's the way they grow here. Is it a night bloomer wherever you are?
Name: Gary
Charlotte NC (Zone 7b)
GaryB2
Jun 29, 2017 9:13 PM CST
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Yes it is a night blooming plant,and is very fragrant
I can usually tell it is blooming from the scent in the air
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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ctcarol
Jun 29, 2017 9:19 PM CST
I've heard that, but never noticed it on mine, which is declining rapidly. Of course, where mine is located, I haven't seen the blooms in years either. Whistling
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Name: Gary
Charlotte NC (Zone 7b)
GaryB2
Jun 29, 2017 9:19 PM CST
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Name: Gary
Charlotte NC (Zone 7b)
GaryB2
Jun 29, 2017 9:21 PM CST
This variety is very easy to root a cutting from
I currently have two large plants and seven or eight more started
It has been handed down from my Dad's side of the family
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Jun 29, 2017 9:28 PM CST
I got my cutting from an abandoned mobile home, and it actually bloomed during the day for it's first two years, I haven't seen an open bloom in the last 10 years. Hilarious!
Name: Gary
Charlotte NC (Zone 7b)
GaryB2
Jun 29, 2017 9:36 PM CST
I have always liked to have a little insurance
I do have another variety but it has never bloomed and has been a little more difficult to keep growing
My older brother gave it to me and he has since passed away so I am trying hard to get it to bloom kinda as a tribute to him . I do enjoy my plant time Smiling
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