Amethyst blooming

jv44(Zone 4 MN)December 20, 2013

My first flower from this one--it's a grafted obesum from Rinoa named Amethyst. It's hard to believe how they'll bloom like this under fluorescent lights!

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rcharles_gw(8a.)

That is quite beautiful. I remember seeing Rinoa's listing of Amethyst.
Rick

    Bookmark   December 20, 2013 at 9:37PM
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greenclaws UKzone8a

Stunning!
Gill UK

    Bookmark   December 22, 2013 at 3:40PM
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maark23 TX/8a

Love the color on that one!!

Mark

    Bookmark   December 22, 2013 at 7:40PM
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ilovetogrow z9 Jax Florida

That is beautiful. Paula

    Bookmark   December 22, 2013 at 10:09PM
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jv44(Zone 4 MN)

The second flower opened last night.....as the first one is on it's last legs. But there's 6 more buds, two are going to open within a day or two. See how the edges of some of the leaves are brown/yellow and dried up? At the end of summer when I brought all my adeniums inside for the winter all of my larger, blooming-size plants started to go into dormancy.....until I realized I had just enough room under my T5 fluorescent lights for them to join all my little seedlings. This stopped dormancy for them but the leaves that started to die off were already yellowed.....and they persist on the plants as the new leaves came in vigorously.

Thanks for all the compliments---the flower may not be EXACTLY like the original photo.....but it's not far off. And it's the first time it has bloomed. Subsequent flowers may be different somewhat as we all know. All I can say is that I'm very happy with this beauty......and I still have "violet Heart" (also from Rinoa) that hasn't bloomed yet.

    Bookmark   December 25, 2013 at 2:33PM
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rcharles_gw(8a.)

It is a stunning color any way you look at it. May not be exactly as Rinoa has pictured, but it is not to say it will not on next blooming cycle.
I think with photo's it is very tuff to know.

Wonderful Christmas show.
Rick

    Bookmark   December 25, 2013 at 4:11PM
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jv44(Zone 4 MN)

That's very true, Rick, subsequent bloomings are usually somewhat different....like if it chooses to flower this summer while it's outside in full sunlight I'm sure it won't be excatly as you see it here growing under fluorescent lighting.

So here's a new photo with three flowers open at once....

    Bookmark   December 29, 2013 at 4:41PM
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rcharles_gw(8a.)

Mike,
That bloom is changing all the time and looking very much the same as which Rinoa shows. Actually, I like the color of yours much better.
Nice plant. Congrats. I am envious.
Rick

    Bookmark   December 29, 2013 at 5:38PM
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Neysa

pretty flowers

    Bookmark   January 1, 2014 at 9:45PM
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