Look out metallica, the princess is here!

grabmebymyhandle(6 Kentucky)October 23, 2012

Got this from brian williams at briansbotanicals.com, it freakin blows plumbea nigra away folks. It has the same basic look and feel, glossy, upright,dark green leaves, with a stunning silvery underside, with contrasting purple veins, purple stems too. It also seems to offset much better. Im going to see how it handles living inside for a bit, i bet it does well.

Its a beautiful hybrid he created and patented, its much more vigorous than metallica too, atleast for me anyway.

Im really lookin forward to it next year, hopefully it will realize its potential size next year, maybe even bloom.

Hats off to brian, its yet another winner!

I wonder what gems he will release next year

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grabmebymyhandle(6 Kentucky)

from the top

    Bookmark   October 23, 2012 at 2:35AM
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grabmebymyhandle(6 Kentucky)

this is what a bug sees... C :

    Bookmark   October 23, 2012 at 2:37AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

What a beautiful plant!!! Look forward to updates!

    Bookmark   October 23, 2012 at 11:18AM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

That is a nice plant!

    Bookmark   October 23, 2012 at 7:32PM
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grabmebymyhandle(6 Kentucky)

wow, and my porch is a mess... i hope the old lady doesnt see these photos...

this plants only about 1 year old, its growth rate competed with the colocasias i got from him on the same trip. I actually surpassed all of them exept the thai giant. It had no competition!

it was planted in the ground til 2 weeks ago, at which point i poped it outta the ground and tossed it in the porch, lets hope it does ok...
Thanks for looking

    Bookmark   October 23, 2012 at 7:41PM
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miketropic

Id tell you what he has to release next year but then Id be in alot of trouble..I'll drop you a picture though just can't give you the name or the cross yet until its all worked out. it came in at about 12 feet in a season ;-)

    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 7:53AM
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miketropic

nice

    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 7:54AM
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tropicbreezent

Grabmebymyhandle, they're selling similar plants to that in the big nurseries here. Unfortunately they're only labelling it "Alocasia", very informative, NOT! Looks like some of the hybridisers here might be on the same track.

Miketropic, I've been trying to find out the name of the plant in your photo for ages. No one seemed to know on any of the forums I've been on. It's a really huge plant, towers over top of you.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 9:55AM
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grabmebymyhandle(6 Kentucky)

yea, i was out there in july , he gave me the tease garden tour, his trial gardens. looked like some pretty promising stuff, i had hopes of going back before frost to see how big they got and what not.

he prolly trashs more aroids yearly than most of us ever own.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 11:44AM
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