Plumeria forum: 'Pink Pudica'

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Sep 18, 2010 12:14 PM CST

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Every once in a while this rears its head. This morning while browsing at our local garden center, I spotted a plumeria in the back row that was intriguing. It was behind a bunch of Dwarf Pink Singapores, and right next to some Pudicas, and the guy who runs the place said they came from the same supplier.
We made our way back there and the tag said 'Pink Pudica' - the tag also said $ 99.- which is why I didn't buy one but I did get a leaf and the (virus affected) flower. Some of the Dwarf Pink Singapores were also displaying the virus....
It looked to me like this was a grafted plant but the graft was way down.
Many of the P. pudica characteristics in evidence, including leaf shape, but the leaves were quite thick and leathery, and not shiny. No rust.
If there was a scent, it was too slight to detect.
Stem was somewhat thicker than P. pudica but still looked very much like its parent, including the free branching. All in all an intriguing plant.
Buds, by the way, were pure dark pink.
I was very tempted to take a piece but the guy was standing right next to me... so I restrained myself. Might go back though... Whistling
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Name: Davie Brooks II
Yuma, AZ
Davie
Sep 28, 2010 9:11 PM CST
Looks like a virus to me too, too bad neat plant. Are the flowers without the splash pink too?
Provence (France) near Aix en (Zone 9a)
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mbndupuy
Sep 21, 2017 12:52 AM CST
Hello all, that's quite a long time I did'nt post .. I'm still alive, and plumeria addict I agree

.. LOL

Just looking to this message, because a friend of mine do want absolutly a "pink Pudica" ... not easyly available are in Europe ..

But, last week, in Sicilia, visiting some plumeria nursery I found a pink Pudica. Not possible to take it with me Grumbling ... but I got a few flowers pictures ..

The leafs are different from the white Pudica, but similare, and not scent was detectable on the flowers.

And I was a bit confused, because when I told to the guy, that, the pink splash of the flowers, (quite pretty) this is because of a virus, he replie : no, no ...

But this post seems to give me the answers ... I put the pictures, and if somebody could confirm, this will be great.
If somebody has a contact somewhere in Europe to buy ... will be happy.

Have nice day. Michel


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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Sep 21, 2017 4:05 AM CST

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Yes, virus. stay away from that plant.

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