Critiques and Evaluations of Named Varieties
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I have read almost everything that I could find about Adenium culture, and nowhere to be found are any evaluations or critiques of any named varieties that could commonly be found. Why?
Let's pick a variety..."Super Noble Concubine"...
Do the flowers have any substance....are they Kleenex-thin, or, waxy? Will they collapse if a rain drop hits them?
Are the colors clean, or muddy?
Is the plant prone to diseases, and/or attracting insects?
Will it instantly rot if given the wrong watering schedule?
Is it a good breeder?
Do all flowers open together...or, open one by one?
How long is the blooming period?
Do the leaves scorch in full sun?
You get the point. I believe these are the things that we growers need to discuss. Yes, much depends on correct culture, but is every plant that's introduced for sale, a great performing plant? There have to be some real "dogs" out there on the market that are just, lousy, plants.
Breeders constantly cull plants and reject them, then select the best of the best. We should do the same with plants on the market,... plants that we buy.
Which varieties are heroes...and which are the zeros? Why waste time and money growing junk-plants?