Midnight Sun

fortyseven_gwAugust 1, 2014

First bloom of a small plant raised from a leaf in a north window under a dome. The leaves are very dark green, wavy, curve downward and glossy. The bloom is very deep, dark, velvety red. The camera flash makes the colors seem lighter. Has about 8 bloomstsalks with unopened buds. Small standard from Lyndon Lyon. Very symmetrical. Joanne

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jessie1754(9)

Very pretty plant Joanne.Hope it does well. Would sure like to get a leaf from you some day. Jessie

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 3:03AM
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terrilou

Beautiful color!

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 7:12PM
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fortyseven_gw

They're too young to remove leaves, which would ruin the symmetry. I grew them from leaves I salvaged from parent plants. This variety does not grow a lot of extra leaves, it stays small. J

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    Bookmark   August 2, 2014 at 1:33AM
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fortyseven_gw

Updated red. Undersides of leaves are same shade of red as the blooms. First bloom cycle.

This post was edited by fortyseven on Fri, Aug 15, 14 at 22:07

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 9:59PM
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bloodyfrancois

Very beautiful! I love red too.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2014 at 2:07AM
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aegis1000

Very nice plant.

I had a Midnight Sun for a while back in the day .... it was one of my first from LLG.

Unfortunately, I think that my relative AV inexperience back then eventually did it in.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2014 at 8:24AM
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fortyseven_gw

About six months ago, after returning from a trip when plants got dried out, I overwatered and somehow managed to kill a matched set of Midnight Sun that I had for several years. I salvaged a few leaves. The result is a flock of these small plants. Fortunately, the plant itself is still available from LLG, the grower. Joanne

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